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Space Shuttle Endeavour Begins Mission

Washington, DC
Monday, May 16, 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour has begun it's mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-134 mission is Endeavour's final scheduled flight.

On its STS-134 mission, Endeavour will deliver a $1.5 billion astrophysics experiment to the International Space Station. It will also drop off supplies to help outfit the orbiting lab for the post-shuttle era, which begins after Atlantis' STS-135 final mission this summer.

Commander Mark Kelly is leading a team of six veteran astronauts on Endeavour's final mission. Other crew members include Pilot Gregory Johnson and Mission Specialists Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori.

NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program is scheduled to end this summer with the final mission of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.


Updated: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 5:15pm (ET)

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