I'll be the person using the shuttle robotic arm.
The training comes to us with the benefit of what has gone before.
I did grow up with a really big interest in math and science; I liked it.
UF is Utilization Flight. That got put in the manifest quite some time ago.
It's very important to know that we packed it right because it is a safety issue for coming home.
We didn't use the shuttle robot arm before, so this has been a training flow to get ready for that.
Although I know a lot of the previous shuttle flights, in theory, had their tasks laid out; but there were still some changes that came along for them.
We launch when we're kind of in the same orbit that they are in terms of being matched up in inclination in space, and we're just in a little different altitude.
There's a lot of interest from the medical community on how things develop in microgravity, and the hope, later, that is expected to apply to what the changes are in humans as well.
It's really kind of a challenge to keep coordinated with the two station crews that we'll be interacting with. And of course one of them launched quite some time before our mission.