Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly
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.