Space Shuttle Endeavour Through The Years

Space Shuttle Endeavour To Head To Los Angeles
Space Shuttle Endeavour To Head To Los Angeles
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - SEPTEMBER 18: In this handout provided by NASA, Workers pose for a photograph on the wing of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, with the space shuttle Endeavour mated on top, at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Shuttle Landing Facility on September 18, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. This is the final ferry flight scheduled in the Space Shuttle Program era. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
The Space Shuttle Endeavor
The Space Shuttle Endeavor
399498 01: The Space Shuttle Endeavor is launched while an F-15C Eagle from the 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida Air National Guard flies "top-cover" in support of Operation Noble Eagle January 10, 2002. (Photo by Shaun Whithers/US Air Force/Getty Images)
Bloomberg Presented With Ground Zero Flag
Bloomberg Presented With Ground Zero Flag
NEW YORK - JUNE 14: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Dominic Gorie (L) and Frank Culbertson (R) present an American flag to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C) in honor of Flag Day June 14, 2002 in New York City. The flag was found at Ground Zero, the location of the World Trade Center in New York, and was flown into space in December 2001 aboard the NASA Space Shuttle Endeavor. Culbertson was onboard the International Space Station September 11, 2001 when the terrorist attacks occurred in the U.S. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavor Is Rolled Out To Launch Pad
Space Shuttle Endeavor Is Rolled Out To Launch Pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JULY 11: Space Shuttle Endeavour sits on launch pad 39-a after being rolled out by the crawler at the Kennedy Space Center on July 11, 2007 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled for launch no earlier than August 7 on a space station assembly and resupply mission. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares For Endeavour Lift-Off
NASA Prepares For Endeavour Lift-Off
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - AUGUST 7: Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-118) stands on launch pad 39-A as the Rotating Service Structure swings away from the shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center August 7, 2007 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavor is schedule to lift off from the space center on August 8. During Endeavour's eleven day mission the seven-person crew will continue International Space Station construction by delivering a third starboard truss segment. The operation will be the last dedicated shuttle mission to providing cargo to the station for 12 to 15 months. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour's Mission To The International Space Station
Space Shuttle Endeavour's Mission To The International Space Station
IN SPACE - AUGUST 13: In this handout photo provided by NASA, backdropped by the blackness of space and Earth's horizon, Space Shuttle Endeavour's orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods and vertical stabilizer are featured in this image photographed by a crewmember while docked with the International Space Station during STS-118 flight day six activities August 13, 2007 in Space. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Lifts Off For Space Station Mission
Space Shuttle Endeavour Lifts Off For Space Station Mission
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - NOVEMBER 14: Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off of launch pad 39-1 at Kennedy Space Center, November 14, 2008 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour is scheduled for a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches After Weather Delays
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches After Weather Delays
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JULY 15: Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off from launch pad 39-a at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 15, 2009. Endeavour is scheduled for a 16-day construction mission to the International Space Station. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Carries Out Mission Objectives
Space Shuttle Endeavour Carries Out Mission Objectives
IN SPACE - JULY 17: In this handout image provided by NASA, this view of the Space Shuttle Endeavour was provided by an Expedition 20 crewmember during a survey of the approaching vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station July 17, 2009 in Space. Before docking, the shuttle's crew put it into a rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM) and crew members aboard each spacecraft continued to take photographs of the respective vehicles. After multiple delays due to hydrogen leaks and weather conditions, Endeavour is to deliver components of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory to the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Carries Out Mission Objectives
Space Shuttle Endeavour Carries Out Mission Objectives
IN SPACE - JULY 18: In this handout image provided by NASA, Astronaut Tim Kopra, mission specialist, starts a series of five spacewalk sessions of ISS-related extravehicular activity for the STS-127 crew while standing forward port side area of Endeavour's cargo bay July 18, 2009 in Space. After multiple delays due to hydrogen leaks and weather conditions, Endeavour is to deliver components of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory to the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Rolls Out To Launch Pad
Space Shuttle Endeavour Rolls Out To Launch Pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JANUARY 6: Space Shuttle Endeavour rolls to launch pad 39-a at the Kennedy Space Center, January 6, 2010, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in early February. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
President Obama Talks To Astronauts On International Space Station
President Obama Talks To Astronauts On International Space Station
US President Barack Obama congratulates the astronauts on the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Endeavour on their successful ongoing mission February 17, 2010 in Washington DC. (Pictured: Barack Obama) Photo by Olivier Douliery /ABACAUSA.COM
Crew Of The Endeavour Discuss Next Month's Shuttle Mission
Crew Of The Endeavour Discuss Next Month's Shuttle Mission
HOUSTON -MARCH 24: A microphone is adjusted on a crew member of the STS-134 shuttle mission. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)
STS-134 Readied For Launch
STS-134 Readied For Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - MARCH 1: In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in preparation for STS-134, a large yellow, metal sling lifts space shuttle Endeavour from the transfer aisle into a high bay to be attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters 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)
The space shuttle Endeavour
The space shuttle Endeavour
The space shuttle Endeavour is seen behind a dry marsh April 27, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Preparations are under way for a April 29 launch which will be the last flight for Endeavour. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/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 is seen on launch pad 39a as a storm passes by prior to the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure (RSS), Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. During the 14-day 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 Friday, April 29 at 3:47 p.m. EDT. Photo credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
<> on May 15, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
NASA Prepares For Space Shuttle Endeavour's Launch
<> on May 15, 2011 in Titusville, Florida.
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
<> on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
COCOA BEACH, FL- MAY 16: People gather on the beach at sunrise hoping to watch the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour as the pad is visible on the horizon May 16, 2011 in Cocoa Beach, 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. Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is married to Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly, is recovering from an attempted homicide and will be attending the launch. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/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 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). AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read 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
COCOA BEACH, FL- MAY 16: Jeff Barber of Virginia Beach watches from the water as NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour launches from Kennedy Space Center May 16, 2011 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Endeavour embarked on its final flight to the International Space Station on May 16. Mission STS-134 will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is married to Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly, is recovering from an attempted homicide and will be attending the launch. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/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). AFP PHOTO/Bruce WEAVER (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off
The Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off
The Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off on its final mission May 16, 2011 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
IN SPACE - MAY 19: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA space shuttle Endeavour starboard wing prior to docking to the International Space Station on May 19, 2011 in space. 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, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) 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 NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
IN SPACE - MAY 22: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Astronaut Andrew Feustel reenters the space station after completing n 8-hour, 7-minute spacewalk at 10:12 a.m. EDT as NASA space shuttle Endeavour makes its last visit to the International Space Station on May 22, 2011 in space. 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, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) 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 NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - MAY 16: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida . After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, NASA space shuttle 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, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) 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 NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
IN SPACE - MAY 28: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Earth's thin line of atmosphere and a starry sky are seen just off the port wing of NASA space shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) as its docked to the International Space Station (ISS) May 28, 2011 in space. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, NASA space shuttle Endeavour is on the last leg of 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, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) husband, has lead mission STS-134 as it delivered the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
IN SPACE - MAY 28: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA space shuttle Endeavour (STS-134), is back dropped by a night time view of Earth and a starry sky as its docked to the International Space Station (ISS) May 28, 2011 in space. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, NASA space shuttle Endeavour is on the last leg of 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, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) husband, has lead mission STS-134 as it delivered the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
IN SPACE - MAY 29: In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), back dropped by planet Earth the International Space Station (ISS) is seen from NASA space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation May 29, 2011 in space. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, NASA space shuttle Endeavour is on the last leg of 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, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) husband, has lead mission STS-134 as it delivered the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Retires After Its Final Mission
Space Shuttle Endeavour Retires After Its Final Mission
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JUNE 1: Space Shuttle Endeavour is escorted back to a storage building following it's last mission before being retired, at Kennedy Space Center, on June 01, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour, completing a 16-day mission to outfit the International Space Station, spent 299 days in space and travelled more than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights. It launched on its first mission on May 7, 1992. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Endeavour Retires After Its Final Mission
Space Shuttle Endeavour Retires After Its Final Mission
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JUNE 1: Space Shuttle Endeavour is escorted back to a storage building following it's last mission before being retired, at Kennedy Space Center, on June 01, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour, completed a 16-day mission to outfit the International Space Station, spent 299 days in space and travelled more than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights. It launched on its first mission on May 7, 1992. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Endeavour
US space shuttle Endeavour
US space shuttle Endeavour comes in to land at Kennedy Space Center on June 1, 2011. Endeavour landed safely at Kennedy Space Center, wrapping up its final mission to space before becoming the next to last US shuttle to retire. "It is sad to see her land for the last time, but she really has a great legacy," said shuttle commander Mark Kelly moments after landing the youngest ship in the US fleet, ending its 25th journey to space. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Discovery And Endeavour Space Shuttles Move Locations At Kennedy Space Ctr
Discovery And Endeavour Space Shuttles Move Locations At Kennedy Space Ctr
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - AUGUST 11: Space Shuttle Endeavour leaves the Orbiter Processing Facility on its way to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center August 11, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Space Shuttles Endeavour and Discovery switched buildings as they are being decommissioned with the end of the Shuttle program. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
Discovery And Endeavour Space Shuttles Move Locations At Kennedy Space Ctr
Discovery And Endeavour Space Shuttles Move Locations At Kennedy Space Ctr
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - AUGUST 11: Space Shuttle Endeavour leaves the Orbiter Processing Facility on its way to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center August 11, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Space Shuttles Endeavour and Discovery switched buildings as they are being decommissioned with the end of the Shuttle program. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
NASA Holds Briefing On Shuttle Arrival
NASA Holds Briefing On Shuttle Arrival
<> on August 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
NASA Space Shuttles Endeavour And Atlantis Switch Locations At Kennedy Space Center
NASA Space Shuttles Endeavour And Atlantis Switch Locations At Kennedy Space Center
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - AUGUST 16: Space Shuttles Atlantis (L) and Endeavour face each other as they as Endeavour backs out of the Orbiter Processing Facility and Atlantis is moved out of the Vehicle Assembly Building August 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Space shuttle Endeavour will be moved to the California Science Center as a permanent exhibit and Space shuttle Atlantis will be kept at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
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