Endeavour Readies For Final Launch


In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space... News PhotoAir Vehicle,Beginnings,Close To,Clothing,Event,Houston - Texas,Image,International Space Station,NASA,Rocket,STS-134,Science,Science and Technology,Scientific Exploration,Space,Space Exploration,Space Mission,Space Shuttle,Space Suit,Spacewalk,Spare Part,Technology,Texas,USA,Vertical,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 NASAHOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), STS-134 Mission Specialist Michael Finke, dressed in a training version of his Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit, waits to begin a spacewalk training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near Johnson Space Center on Novmber 10, 2010 in Houston, Texas. For the tentative April 29, 2011 launch, Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts to the International Space Station (ISS) on its 36th and final scheduled flight before being retired. AMS is designed to operate as an external experiment on the ISS where it will use the unique environment of space to study the universe and its origin by searching for dark matter. The STS-134 crew members are Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Gregory H. Johnson and Mission Specialists Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)