Space Shuttle Endeavour Lands Safely in Florida
The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew returned safely to the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla., at 2:35 a.m. EST this morning, completing the 134th and penultimate flight of the 30-year-old space shuttle program.
The six member crew of NASA’s second-to-last shuttle flight — which included Cmdr. Mark Kelly, who is returning to his wife, shooting victim Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords — returned to Earth securely after a 16-day mission.
“The space shuttle is an amazing vehicle to fly though the atmosphere … on behalf of the entire crew I want to thank all of the people that worked on the mission,” Kelly said upon landing.