Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour Lands Safely After Final Mission

Image Credit: NASA
Space Shuttle Endeavour landed at Kennedy Space Center at 02.35 EST (07.35 GMT) after successfully completing 16 days in space and more than 6.5 million miles.

Crew members Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Gregory H. Johnson and Mission Specialists Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for Dextre.

This was the final flight of Endeavour, which will now be decommissioned for permanent display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.   Endeavour launched on its first mission on May 7, 1992 and has spent 299 days in space and travelled more than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights.

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