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NASA – Space shuttle Endeavour landed for the final time at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center after 248 orbits around Earth and a journey of 6,510,221 miles on STS-134.
Endeavour’s main gear touched down at 2:34:51 a.m. followed by the nose gear at 2:35:04 and wheels stop at 2:35:36 a.m. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Brothers in Arms
NASA – The STS-134 crew from left are European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori and NASA astronauts Gregory H. Johnson, pilot; Mark Kelly, commander; Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, and Andrew Feustel all mission specialists.
Endeavour launched on its first mission on May 7, 1992 and spent a total of 299 days in space and traveled more than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Endeavour Departing Space Station
NASA – Backdropped by Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-134 crew member on the space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. May 29, 2011
Endeavour’s Dazzling Journey
NASA – The docked space shuttle Endeavour (STS-134), backdropped by a night time view of Earth and a starry sky are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 28 crew member on the station. May 28, 2011
NASA – The forward section of the space shuttle Endeavour is pictured with two components of the International Space Station (ISS) — the Harmony node (left) and the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory. Nine astronauts and cosmonauts continue to work inside the shirt-sleeve environment of the ISS. May 25, 2011
Endeavour and Earth
NASA – The docked space shuttle Endeavour is featured in this image photographed by an STS-134 crew member onboard the International Space Station during flight day six activities.
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 in Place at Last
NASA – The newly-installed Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 is visible at center left in this photo of the International Space Station’s starboard truss. May 20, 2011
First Spacewalk of STS-134
NASA – STS-134 Mission Specialist Andrew Feustel participates in the mission’s first session of extravehicular activity as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 19-minute spacewalk, Feustel and astronaut Greg Chamitoff (out of frame) retrieved long-duration materials exposure experiments and installed another, installed a light on one of the station’s rail line handcarts, made preparations for adding ammonia to a cooling loop and installed an antenna for the External Wireless Communication system. May 20, 2011
Second Spacewalk, STS-134
NASA – NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in the mission’s second spacewalk. Feustel and Mission Specialist Michael Fincke (out of frame) completed all planned tasks, including refilling one of the station’s cooling loops with ammonia and lubricating one of the station’s massive solar alpha rotary joints. May 22, 2011
- Shuttle Endeavour lands after its final flight, Irene Klotz, Reuters