Monday, May 16, 2011

Successful Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour!

Endeavour's final liftoff

Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of six astronauts completed a successful launch today, May 16, 2011, at 8:56 a.m. EDT on a mission to the International Space Station. The mission will last 16 days.

This is the last mission of Endeavour which carries the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and a pallet loaded with spare parts to the International Space Station. The AMS is a cutting-edge physics experiment designed to look for anti-matter in the cosmos and perhaps unlock the mystery of what makes up most of the mass in the universe. 

Article source NASA