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This Day in History - Next to Last Space Shuttle Mission - May 16, 2011


It was on this day three years ago that the Space Shuttle Endeavour made its final flight into space.

A photo released by Nasa shows the Endeavour with a backdrop of a night time view of the Earth and the starry sky, while docked at the International Space Station on Saturday May 28, 2011. The STS-134 astronauts left the station the next day on May 29, after delivering the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and performing four spacewalks during Endeavour's final mission. (AP Photo/NASA)

It was on this day three years ago that the Space Shuttle Endeavour made its final flight into space.

This was also the next-to-last flight of the space shuttle entirely, on a mission numbered STS-135. The flight included a crew of six, Including Mark Kelly, the husband of Gabrielle Gifford, the congresswoman injured in a shooting in Arizona.

This shuttle mission delivered multiple payloads to the international space station after its May 16th, 2011 launch. The flight was a long mission too, lasting 17 days and included four space walks.


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