Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Endeavour Heads Aloft

As a sort of postscript to this post, here's a shot of the Shuttle Endeavour rising above the clouds:

Image credit: NASA/APOD

It's amazing what people can accomplish when they put their minds to it. Click on the image credit link to be taken to the source.

UPDATE: You might be wondering what Endeavour is doing up there. Here's a sample:
Image credit: NASA/Wikimedia

That's the Endeavour's robotic arm transferring the Express Logistics Carrier (ELC-3), which might be described as a really sophisticated packing crate that doubles as a storage shed. It contains various experiments that the International Space Station will be running in space for the next few years, as well as spare parts and supplies for station operations.

Wikipedia has an entry for STS-134, the Endeavour's mission. Check it out if you want to see what's going on.

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