Space shuttle Endeavour is carried on one of NASA’s modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on a ferry flight back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after its last landing at Edwards Air Force Base in November 2008.
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, May 16, 2011. The space shuttle Endeavour began a 14-day mission to the international space station. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Photo: Bathed in xenon lights, space shuttle Endeavour moves along the crawlerway from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Riding atop a crawler-transporter attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters, Endeavour’s last scheduled 3.4-mile trek to the pad, known as “rollout,” took just less than eight hours. (NASA/Terry Zaperac)