Government IT: Space Shuttle Endeavour`s 19-Year History in Pictures
Endeavour spent 299 days in space and traveled more than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights. It launched on its first mission May 7, 1992.
Up and Away
Endeavour thunders past the uppermost reaches of the Fixed Service Structure at Launch Pad 39B in 1992.
Endeavour, riding atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, lands at Kennedy Space Centers Shuttle Landing Facility in 1997, completing its cross-country ferry flight from Palmdale, Calif.
Moon Over Endeavour
The full moon hovers over space shuttle Endeavour waiting for liftoff on the STS-126 mission, launched in 2008.
Leaving a Trail
Endeavour lifts off from launch Pad 39A on April 9, 1994, to begin the nine-day STS-59/Space Radar Laboratory mission.
A massive 19 million-plus pounds of space shuttle, support and transport hardware inch toward Launch Pad 39A from the Vehicle Assembly Building.
On Launch Pad 39A in February 2000, Endeavour is viewed late at night from a point on the Rotating Service Structure more than 225 feet from the ground.
Landing in Darkness
In 2010, Endeavour lands in darkness on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida after 14 days in space.
Final Spacewalk for STS-134
NASA astronaut Michael Fincke works outside the station during the fourth and final spacewalk of the STS-134 mission, which lasted more than seven hours.
The Final Voyage
Endeavour on the STS-134 mission made its final landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center June 1 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.