Endeavour lands safely

Posted by Lydia on June 1st, 2011

Endeavour lands safely at KSC

Endeavour lands safely at KSC

Space Shuttle Endeavor arrived safely early this morning from its eventful last journey to the ISS. Mission Control thanked Commander Kelly and the shuttle crew for “122 million miles flown during 25 challenging spaceflights….. Your landing ends a vibrant legacy for this amazing vehicle that will long be remembered. Welcome home, Endeavour. ” Commander Kelly replied to Mission Control in stating: “It’s sad to see her land for the last time, but she really has a great legacy.” Endeavour’s landing was witnessed by Atlantis’s crew in addition to a large crowd at KSC.
Endeavour logged 122.8 million miles on 299 days in space, completing 4,672 Earth orbits and transported 170 crew members.


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