Widescreen: Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission

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Space Station. CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - MAY 16:  In this handout provided by National Aeronautics aand Space Administration (NASA), NASA space  shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida .  After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, NASA space shuttle Endeavour is on its final flight to  the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark  E. Kelly, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics  Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station.

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IN SPACE - MAY 18:  In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA space shuttle  Endeavour begins the nine-minute Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver, or 'backflip,' in order to be photographed then dock on its last  visit to the International Space Station on May 18, 2011 in space. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million  miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the  California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords's husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it  delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space  Station.

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IN SPACE - MAY 21:  In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the newly-installed  Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 is visible at center of the International Space Station's starboard truss as NASA space shuttle  Endeavour makes its last visit to the International Space Station on May 21, 2011 in space. After 20 years, 25 missions and  more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being  retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D- AZ) husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic  Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station.

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IN SPACE - MAY 18:  In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), STS-134 and Expedition  27 crew members are pictured in the Harmony node of the International Space Station shortly after space shuttle Endeavour and  the space station docked in space and the hatches were opened, from the left are European Space Agency astronaut Roberto  Vittori, STS-134 mission specialist; NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, STS-134 commander; Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev,  Expedition 27 commander; NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Expedition 27 flight engineer; and NASA astronaut Greg H. Johnson, STS -134 pilot May 18, 2011 in space. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, NASA space shuttle  Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California  Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) husband, will lead mission STS-134  as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space  Station.

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IN SPACE - MAY 26:  In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA astronaut Greg  Chamitoff during the mission's fourth STS-134 spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) May 26, 2011 in space.  During the spacewalk, Chamitoff and fellow astronaut Michael Fincke stowed the 50-foot-long boom and added a power and data  grapple fixture to make it the Enhanced International Space Station Boom Assembly, which extends the reach of the space  station's robotic arm. The docked space shuttle Endeavour is visible at top right. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than  115 million miles in space, NASA space shuttle Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before  being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords'  (D-AZ) husband, will lead mission STS-134 as it delivers the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic  Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station.

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IN SPACE - MAY 28:  In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Earth's thin line of  atmosphere and a starry sky are seen just off the port wing of NASA space shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) as its docked to the  International Space Station (ISS) May 28, 2011 in space. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in  space, NASA space shuttle Endeavour is on the last leg of its final flight to the International Space Station before being  retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D- AZ) husband, has lead mission STS-134 as it delivered the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic  Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station.

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IN SPACE - MAY 29:  In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), back dropped by planet  Earth the International Space Station (ISS) is seen from NASA space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began  their post-undocking relative separation May 29, 2011 in space. After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles  in space, NASA space shuttle Endeavour is on the last leg of its final flight to the International Space Station before being  retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Capt. Mark E. Kelly, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D- AZ) husband, has lead mission STS-134 as it delivered the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic  Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space Station.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JUNE 1:  Space Shuttle Endeavour is escorted back to a storage building following it's last mission  before being retired, at Kennedy Space Center, on June 01, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Endeavour, completing a 16-day  mission to outfit the International Space Station, spent 299 days in space and travelled more than 122.8 million miles during  its 25 flights. It launched on its first mission on May 7, 1992.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - MAY 16:  Photographers set up cameras and tripods to capture the launch of space shuttle Endeavour at  the Kennedy Space Center at sunrise May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected  to come out to watch space shuttle Endeavour embark on its final flight to the International Space Station on May 16. NASA  has given Endeavour the all clear to embark on its final flight to the International Space Station on May 16. STS-134 will  deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-2) to the International Space  Station. Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is married to Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly, is recovering from an  attempted homicide and will be attending the launch.