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This is Endeavour's twenty fifth and final mission, and is set to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and a pallet called the Express Logistics Carrier #3, which will contain spare parts to equip the outpost after the shuttle program ends later this year. Mark Kelly, husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will serve as mission commander.
The Commander of NASA's space shuttle "Endeavour", Mark Kelly, addresses the media shortly after arriving the Kennedy Space Center on April 26, 2011. Kelly will fly Endeavour and her crew on a fourteen day mission which is scheduled for launch at 3:47 pm on April 29. This is Endeavour's twenty fifth and final mission, and is set to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and a pallet called the Express Logistics Carrier #3, which will contain spare parts to equip the outpost after the shuttle program ends later this year. (UPI Photo / Joe Marino, Bill Cantrell)
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Astronaut, Commander Mark Kelly (r) and Mission Specialist Mike Fincke (l) climb out of their NASA T38 following arrival at the Kennedy Space Center for preparation to fly on mission STS 134 on April 26, 2011. Endeavour and her crew are flying on a fourteen day mission which is scheduled for launch at 3:47 pm on April 29. This is Endeavour's twenty fifth and final mission, and is set to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and a pallet called the Express Logistics Carrier #3, which will contain spare parts to equip the outpost after the shuttle program ends later this year. (UPI Photo / Joe Marino, Bill Cantrell)
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The crew of NASA's space shuttle "Endeavour", lead by Commander Mark Kelly (l) arrive at the Kennedy Space Center for preparation to fly on mission STS 134 on April 26, 2011. Endeavour and her crew are flying on a fourteen day mission which is scheduled for launch at 3:47 pm on April 29. This is Endeavour's twenty fifth and final mission, and is set to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and a pallet called the Express Logistics Carrier #3, which will contain spare parts to equip the outpost after the shuttle program ends later this year. (UPI Photo / Joe Marino, Bill Cantrell)
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NASA T38s sit on the apron of the Shuttle Landing Facility shortly after the crew arrived at the Kennedy Space Center for preparation to fly on mission STS 134 on April 26, 2011. Endeavour and her crew are flying on a fourteen day mission which is scheduled for launch at 3:47 pm on April 29. This is Endeavour's twenty fifth and final mission, and is set to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and a pallet called the Express Logistics Carrier #3, which will contain spare parts to equip the outpost after the shuttle program ends later this year. (UPI Photo / Joe Marino, Bill Cantrell)
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The crew of NASA's space shuttle "Endeavour", Greg Chamitoff, Drew Feustel, Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg Johnson, Mike Fincke and Roberto Vittori arrived at the Kennedy Space Center for preparation to fly on mission STS 134 on April 26, 2011. Endeavour and her crew are flying on a fourteen day mission which is scheduled for launch at 3:47 pm on April 29. This is Endeavour's twenty fifth and final mission, and is set to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and a pallet called the Express Logistics Carrier #3, which will contain spare parts to equip the outpost after the shuttle program ends later this year. (UPI Photo / Joe Marino, Bill Cantrell)
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The crew of NASA's space shuttle "Endeavour", Greg Chamitoff, Drew Feustel, Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg Johnson, Mike Fincke and Roberto Vittori arrived at the Kennedy Space Center for preparation to fly on mission STS 134 on April 26, 2011. Endeavour and her crew are flying on a fourteen day mission which is scheduled for launch at 3:47 pm on April 29. This is Endeavour's twenty fifth and final mission, and is set to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and a pallet called the Express Logistics Carrier #3, which will contain spare parts to equip the outpost after the shuttle program ends later this year. (UPI Photo / Joe Marino, Bill Cantrell)
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Mission SPecialist, Greg Chamitoff waves top the media and families after arriving at the Kennedy Space Center for preparation to fly on mission STS 134 on April 26, 2011. Endeavour and her crew are flying on a fourteen day mission which is scheduled for launch at 3:47 pm on April 29. This is Endeavour's twenty fifth and final mission, and is set to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and a pallet called the Express Logistics Carrier #3, which will contain spare parts to equip the outpost after the shuttle program ends later this year. (UPI Photo / Joe Marino, Bill Cantrell)
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