Space Shuttle Endeavour / STS-130 Landing
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Space Shuttle Endeavour Lands Safely in Florida
HOUSTON - Space shuttle Endeavour touched down safely in Florida Sunday evening, beating a stormy weather forecast that had threatened to extend its two-week mission to deliver NASA’s last major additions to the International Space Station (ISS).
Commander George Zamka piloted Endeavour and his five crewmates to a landing at 10:20 p.m. EST (0320 Monday GMT) on NASA’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Their return concluded Endeavour’s STS-130 mission, which installed the new Node 3 “Tranquility” module and its adjoining seven-window space observation deck, called the Cupola, on the station.
Endeavour Undocks From International Space Station
While flying 208 miles above the Atlantic Ocean west of Mauritania and the western Sahara, space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station yesterday at 7:54 p.m. Shuttle pilot Terry Virts performed a fly-around of the station, enabling his crewmates to conduct a photo survey of the complex. The station now is 98 percent complete by volume, 90 percent by mass.
Weather permitting, the deorbit burn is planned for 9:13 p.m. Sunday, leading to a landing at 10:16 p.m. at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility.[Photo via NASA]
Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday.
Space shuttle Endeavour sits in launch pad 39A waiting for launch of February 7 to the ISS for the STS-130 Mission.
Endeavour awaiting launch in pad 39A for February 7 at 4:39 a.m. EST.