Image: Endeavour's final voyage

May 17, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Troy Cryder

(PhysOrg.com) -- An exhaust cloud forms around Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as space shuttle Endeavour soars into the sky on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station.

The shuttle and its six-member crew lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's in Florida at 8:56 a.m. EDT on May 16.

STS-134 will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), Express Logistics Carrier-3, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the International Space Station.

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