Endeavour Lands Safe To Complete Final Mission; One Flight Left For NASA
The second to last Space Shuttle mission is now complete with Shuttle Endeavour landing early this morning.
Kennedy Space Center, Florida (CNN) -- The space shuttle Endeavour landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Wednesday, completing its 25th and final mission -- the next-to-last mission for NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program.
"Welcome home, Endeavour," Mission Control in Houston said.
The spacecraft touched down at 2:34 a.m. ET at the end of a nearly 16-day mission to the International Space station.
"It's sad to see her land for the last time, but she really has a great legacy," said Cmdr. Mark Kelly after Endeavour rolled to a stop in the darkness of a warm Florida morning
The youngest of the shuttles retires after 25 space flights. During 299 days in space, Endeavour orbited the earth 4,671 times and logged almost 122.9 million miles, NASA said. It first went into service in 1993.
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