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Space shuttle blasts off on second to last mission

By on May 16th, 2011
The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-134.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-134. Photo by Craig Lee/WUFT. (Click photo to enlarge.)

Space shuttle Endeavour is finally on its way. Endeavour blasted off on the next-to-last shuttle flight this morning under the command of Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The wounded congresswoman watched the launch in private from Kennedy Space Center. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson spoke earlier about the extensiveness of this mission.

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