THIS DAY IN HISTORY: NASA’s Endeavour Launched From Cape Canaveral For Final Journey

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ABOVE VIDEO: Five years ago on May 16, 2011, Endeavour launched into history on her final voyage from Cape Canaveral, Florida. (NASAtechnology Video)

(NASA) – Five years ago on May 16, 2011, Endeavour launched into history on her final voyage.

Endeavour’s STS-134 mission was that Shuttle’s final visit to the International Space Station.

Lead by commander Mark Kelly and piloted by Greg Johnson, the mission also included veteran astronauts Mike Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Drew Feustel and European Space Agency’s Roberto Vittori.

Endeavour landed on June 1, 2011 and is now on display at the California Science Center.

In an interesting coincidence, today (May 16) is also the date on which Endeavour landed from her maiden flight (STS-49).

That happened 19 years earlier in 1992.

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Five years ago on May 16, 2011, Endeavour launched into history on her final voyage. (NASA Image)


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