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Space shuttle Endeavour mission

Space shuttle Endeavour mission
Astronauts Mark Polansky, Doug Hurley, Julie Payette and Koichi Wakata are part of the space shuttle Endeavour's 16-day mission. (NASA/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Endeavour mission
Endeavour is to deliver components of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory to the International Space Station. (NASA/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Endeavour mission
Astronaut Tim Kopra, mission specialist, starts a series of five spacewalk sessions. (NASA/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Endeavour mission
Thirteen astronauts and cosmonauts assemble for a shuttle-station group photo on the orbiting. (NASA/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Endeavour mission
The Japanese Experiment Module - Exposed Facility is seen from inside Kibo. (NASA/Getty Images)
Space shuttle Endeavour mission
Astronauts Tom Marshburn and Christopher Cassidy share duties on the fourth spacewalk of Endeavour's current mission. (NASA/Getty Images)

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