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.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/NelsonShuttleEDIT.mp3]
It’s poised to slow down an already overwhelmed system with repercussions expected to ripple for years.