Endeavour’s Final Flight

Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Center on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords's husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords's husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords's husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour lifts off fro
US space shuttle Endeavour lifts off fro
US space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 16, 2011 for its final mission and what will be the penultimate flight for the US shuttle program. "We want to thank all the tens of thousands of employees who have put their hands on this incredible ship," shuttle commander Mark Kelly said moments before liftoff at 8:56 (1256 GMT). (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords's husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour lifts off
US space shuttle Endeavour lifts off
US space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 16, 2011 for its final mission and what will be the penultimate flight for the US shuttle program. "We want to thank all the tens of thousands of employees who have put their hands on this incredible ship," shuttle commander Mark Kelly said moments before liftoff at 8:56 (1256 GMT). (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords's husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords's husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords's husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off fr
The Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off fr
The Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off from launchpad 39A on May 16, 2011 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The space shuttle Endeavour blasted off Monday toward the International Space Station on the penultimate flight for the US shuttle program. "We want to thank all the tens of thousands of employees who have put their hands on this incredible ship," shuttle commander Mark Kelly said moments before liftoff at 8:56 (1256 GMT). (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Spectators watch as the space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39 A at Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Titusville, Florida. Endeavour is on its final mission to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Spectators watch as the space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from launch pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Titusville, Florida. Endeavour is on its final mission to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Mission STS-134 will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Spectators watch as the space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39 A at Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Titusville, Florida. Endeavour is on its final mission to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
People watch as NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Mission STS-134 will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour walk
The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour walk
The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour walk to their transport vehicle to be taken to the shuttle on May 16, 2011 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (R-L) Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg H. Johnson, Mission Specialist Mike Fincke, Roberto Vittori, European Space Agency astronaut, Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel and Greg Chamitoff. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour walk
The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour walk
The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour walk to their transport vehicle to be taken to the shuttle on May 16, 2011 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (R-L front to back) Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg H. Johnson, Mission Specialist Mike Fincke, Roberto Vittori, European Space Agency astronaut, Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel and Greg Chamitoff. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 crew (R-L) Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg H. Johnson, Mission Specialist Mike Fincke, Roberto Vittori, European Space Agency astronaut, Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel and Greg Chamitoff wave after walking out of the Operations and Checkout Building to the waiting Astrovan for the ride to pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 15, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA has given Endeavour the all clear to embark on its final flight to the International Space Station on May 16. STS-134 will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A Gopher turtle and the shuttle Endeavour
A Gopher turtle and the shuttle Endeavour
A Gopher turtle on May 15, 2011 as it crosses the crawlerway in front of launch pad 39-A where the shuttle Endeavour stands at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. NASA Sunday readied the space shuttle Endeavour for its final mission with liftoff set for 8:56 am (1256 GMT) Monday on the next-to-last flight for the American shuttle program. Engineers were optimistic that the repaired shuttle would be able to fly on its 16-day mission to the International Space Station, after a technical glitch postponed its attempt last month. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour sits on launc
US space shuttle Endeavour sits on launc
US space shuttle Endeavour sits on launch pad 39A on May 15, 2011, one day before the shuttle's scheduled final launch. NASA readied the space shuttle Endeavour for its final mission with liftoff set for 8:56 am (1256 GMT) Monday on the next-to-last flight for the American shuttle program. Engineers were optimistic that the repaired shuttle would be able to fly on its 16-day mission to the International Space Station, after a technical glitch postponed its attempt last month. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
The space shuttle Endeavour is seen on launch pad 39a after the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure (RSS), Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. During the mission, Endeavour and the STS-134 crew will deliver 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. Launch is targeted for Monday, May 16 at 8:56 a.m. EDT. Photo credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
US space shuttle Endeavour sits on launc
US space shuttle Endeavour sits on launc
US space shuttle Endeavour sits on launch pad 39A on May 15, 2011, one day before the shuttle's scheduled final launch. NASA readied the space shuttle Endeavour for its final mission with liftoff set for 8:56 am (1256 GMT) Monday on the next-to-last flight for the American shuttle program. Engineers were optimistic that the repaired shuttle would be able to fly on its 16-day mission to the International Space Station, after a technical glitch postponed its attempt last month. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour sits on launc
US space shuttle Endeavour sits on launc
US space shuttle Endeavour sits on launch pad 39A on May 15, 2011, one day before the shuttle's scheduled final launch. NASA readied the space shuttle Endeavour for its final mission with liftoff set for 8:56 am (1256 GMT) Monday on the next-to-last flight for the American shuttle program. Engineers were optimistic that the repaired shuttle would be able to fly on its 16-day mission to the International Space Station, after a technical glitch postponed its attempt last month. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
The space shuttle Endeavour sits on launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center, on May 15, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour is scheduled to embark on its final flight to the International Space Station on May 16. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
Flags fly in front of the space shuttle Endeavour as it sits on launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center, on May 15, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour is scheduled to embark on its final flight to the International Space Station on May 16. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
The space shuttle Endeavour sits on launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center, on May 15, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour is scheduled to embark on its final flight to the International Space Station on May 16. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
An Ibis flies past as the space shuttle Endeavour sits on launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center, on May 15, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA has given Endeavour the all clear to embark on its final flight to the International Space Station on May 16. STS-134 will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
STS-134 Readied For Launch
STS-134 Readied For Launch
In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), space shuttle Endeavour is lowered into place where it is being attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters, already positioned on the mobile launcher platform in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on March 1, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. For the planned April 19th launch Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and spare parts to the International Space Station on its 36th and final scheduled flight before being retired. AMS is designed to operate as an external experiment on the International Space Station where it will use the unique environment of space to study the universe and its origin by searching for dark matter. The STS-134 crew members are Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Gregory H. Johnson and Mission Specialists Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour on March 22,
US space shuttle Endeavour on March 22,
US space shuttle Endeavour on March 22, 2011 on launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida being prepared for her final planned launch on April 19 to the International Space Station. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid debris shields. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour on March 22,
US space shuttle Endeavour on March 22,
US space shuttle Endeavour on March 22, 2011 on launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida being prepared for her final planned launch on April 19 to the International Space Station. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid debris shields. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Arrives At Launch Pad Ahead Of Final Flight
Space Shuttle Endeavour Arrives At Launch Pad Ahead Of Final Flight
The sun rises as photographers gather on a hill to take pictures shortly after the space shuttle Endeavour arrived at Launch Pad 39A on March 11, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour's liftoff is scheduled for April 19 with mission commander Mark Kelly, the husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour on March 11,
US space shuttle Endeavour on March 11,
US space shuttle Endeavour on March 11, 2011 on launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida after her three mile trip from the VAB to the pad for her final planned launch April 19 to the International Space Station. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour begins its mo
US space shuttle Endeavour begins its mo
US space shuttle Endeavour begins its move from the VAB to launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida on March 10, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida for her final planned launch on April 19 to the International Space Station. (Photo credit: read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour is prepped fo
US space shuttle Endeavour is prepped fo
US space shuttle Endeavour is prepped for its move to launch pad 39A on March 10, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida for her final planned launch on April 19 to the International Space Station. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour
NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour
The Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 sits on launch pad-39A with a gaseous oxygen vent hood beanie cap in position at the Kennedy Space Center April 28, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour
NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour
Still photographers prepare remote cameras at the base of Space Shuttle Endeavour on Pad-39A on April 28, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Endeavour is seen on P
The space shuttle Endeavour is seen on P
The space shuttle Endeavour is seen on Pad 39A April 27, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly
Space shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly
Space shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly deplanes upon arrival on April 26, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Endeavour crew
Space shuttle Endeavour crew
Space shuttle Endeavour crew (L-R) Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel, Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Gregory Johnson, Michael Fincke and Roberto Vittori of Italy April 26, 2011 upon their arrival at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour
NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour
In this handout image provided by NASA, the space shuttle Endeavour is seen on launch pad 39a as a storm passes by prior to the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) April 28, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour
NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour
The Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 sits on launch pad-39A at the Kennedy Space Center April 28, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Endeavour
The space shuttle Endeavour
The space shuttle Endeavour is seen in the early morning hours of April 29, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida(Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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