The Space Shuttle Endeavour took its last flight yesterday as it roared into space from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. STS-134 is the 25th and final space flight for Endeavour, it carries six astronauts and scientific gear to the space station. One of the equipment on-board the vessel, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is a USD 2 billion device intended to search for evidence of “dark matter”. Wired.com reports that a bobtail squid was an unlikely passenger.
STS-134 is the penultimate mission in NASA’s space shuttle program and in case you missed the live event like I did yesterday, here is a recap of day one, including the launch and some operations performed within the Endeavour.
For more STS-134 mission videos, visit NASA. Flight commander, Mark Kelly should be tweeting during the course of the mission, follow his handle, @shuttlecdrkelly and the official tweets from the Kennedy Space Center, @NASAKennedy.
[via NASA Multimedia]