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Endeavour Returns for Last Time


Space shuttle Endeavour has completed its final mission in space, which included four spacewalks and the installation of a $2 billion, 15,000-pound Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which is already collecting data. The shuttle returned to earth early this morning, touching down at Kennedy Space Center and then passed shuttle Atlantis, the Orlando Sentinel reports, as Atlantis “crawled slowly toward its final turn on the launch pad.”   All eyes are now on Atlantis, which is scheduled to launch July 8 on the final mission of the 30-year space program.  (Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel)


 

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(Source: newshour.pbs.org)