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Shuttle and station get unique photo op

Three members of the International Space Station's crew headed back to Earth on Monday, bringing back unprecedented pictures of the station linked to the shuttle Endeavour.Full story

Tucson elementary students talk to Endeavour crew

As he orbited Earth, shuttle Endeavour commander Mark Kelly told classmates of the youngest victim of the Tucson shooting that he rocketed into space with their school yearbook and his entire crew will autograph it. Full story

Loose Bolts on Space Station Give Spacewalkers Trouble in Orbit

This story was updated at 10:08 a.m. ET. HOUSTON — Astronauts working outside the International Space Station early Sunday (May 22) ran into problems with bolts and washers popping free, forcing Mission Control to ultimately extend the spacewalk, but the two spaceflyers still managed to finish work Full story

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  An uplifting lift-off

Rachel Maddow shares video of TRMS producer Tricia McKinney watching the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour.

  Plane passenger snaps photo of shuttle launch

Using her cell phone, airplane passenger Stefanie Gordon snapped a photo of space shuttle Endeavour's final launch into space, providing a rare glimpse of a shuttle liftoff from above the clouds. She discusses the photo with msnbc's Thomas Roberts.

  Plane passenger snaps photo of shuttle liftoff

An airplane passenger snapped a photo of the space shuttle Endeavour launching into space, providing a rare glimpse of a shuttle liftoff from above the clouds. NBC's Ann Curry reports.

  Space shuttle Endeavour lifts off for last time

After a scrubbed launch attempt two weeks ago, the space shuttle Endeavour cut through the Florida sky on Monday under the command of congresswoman Gabby Giffords' husband Mark Kelly. NBC's Tom Costello reports.

  Endeavour lifts off on final mission

Commanded by astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the shuttle Endeavour embarks on its final journey into space before being retired.

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Spacewalk
Spacewalk

In a video shot from NASA TV, Endeavour astronaut Drew Feustel works with power cables outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk on Wednesday.

Space shuttle Endeavour astronauts Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke exit the Qwest airlock at the beginning of their spacewalk in this image by NASA TV
Space shuttle Endeavour astronauts Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke exit the Qwest airlock at the beginning of their spacewalk in this image by NASA TV

Space shuttle Endeavour astronauts Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke exit the Qwest airlock at the beginning of their spacewalk to conduct maintenance at the International Space Station.

Inspection
Inspection

A NASA graphic shows how Endeavour astronauts will use the shuttle's robotic arm and inspection boom on Saturday to take an extra look at a damaged heat shield tile on the spacecraft's belly.

The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)