The last flight of the Endeavour

Space shuttle Endeavour (OV-105) completed its final mission (STS-134) and landed last night at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.


Shuttle Endeavour delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station (ISS) for its last mission which lasted 15 days, 17 hours and 38 minutes.  The device installed will be left there to scour the universe for clues about dark matter and antimatter.


Shuttle Endeavour. EVA Image credit: NASA


STS-134 involved 4 extravehicular activities (EVA) or spacewalks.  The crew for this mission included five Americans and Italian Roberto Vittori of the European Space Agency.


The Endeavour will be sent to the California Science Center in Los Angeles (U.S.A.) for museum display.


Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 lift off Image credit: NASA



As shuttle Endeavour completed its 25th mission, shuttle Atlantis (OV-104) made the trip to the Pad 39A and it is getting ready for launch of the final mission of the Space Shuttle Era (STS-135) in early July.

Shuttle Atlantis. The crew for the final mission
Shuttle Atlantis STS-135 crew. Image credit: NASA


June 1st, 2011.



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