STS-134: Endeavour’s Final Flight
NASA – Space shuttle Endeavour roars into orbit from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A as the vehicle embarks on its 25th and final spaceflight, the STS-134 mission. Commander Mark Kelly leads the six-person astronaut crew. Liftoff on May 16 occurred on time at 8:56 a.m. EDT.
Inside the Firing Room
NASA – Inside Firing Room 4 at Kennedy Space Center, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, and other agency managers monitor the launch of space shuttle Endeavour. Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
NASA – STS-134 Mission Specialist Roberto Vittori with the European Space Agency receives help from the Closeout Crew in the White Room at Launch Pad 39A before boarding space shuttle Endeavour. Image credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Kevin O’Connell
NASA – STS-134 Mission Specialist Michael Fincke gets ready to climb through the crew hatch and take his seat aboard space shuttle Endeavour.
Image credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Kevin O’Connell
NASA – In the White Room at Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-134 Mission Specialist Drew Feustel prepares to board space shuttle Endeavour through the crew hatch in the background. Members of the Closeout Crew, in white uniforms, are there to assist astronauts with their launch-and-entry suits and the boarding process. Image credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Kevin O’Connell