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Space Shuttle Endeavour Blasts Off on Final Flight

Velcroman1 (1667895) writes | more than 3 years ago

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Velcroman1 (1667895) writes "Space shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space Monday morning from Kennedy Space Center, led by mission commander Mark Kelly on the final mission for the youngest vehicle in the space fleet.

Over 6 million pounds of thrust from the shuttle's rocket booster carried Endeavour into orbit, at speeds of up to 19,000 miles per hour, for an expected meeting with the International Space Station on Wednesday.

"It's incredible how you can see this machine hurled into space like the fastest fastball ever thrown, going to Mach 25 — 25 times the speed of sound — and it's an incredible race to orbit," former NASA astronaut Tom Jones said. "It's one of the greatest physical sensations an human can experience," he added."

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