Endeavour Embarks on its Final Voyage

Posted on May 16, 2011

Endeavour Launch 5-16-11


NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour launched for its final mission today.The shuttle and its six-member crew successfully lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida this morning at 8:56 a.m. EDT on May 16. NASA says STS-134 will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), Express Logistics Carrier-3, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the International Space Station.

Endeavour is scheduled to return on June 1. Take a look:



Photo: NASA/Troy Cryder

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