Endeavour space shuttle makes its final landing

    Update: The mission is complete. STS-134 crew members have returned home at 2:34:51 this morning, marking the last of Endeavour’s 248 orbits around Earth. You can catch a press conference with the crew members at 9 a.m. on NASA TV.

    NASA’s Endeavour shuttle is set to make its final landing after a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. The shuttle is expected to land in Florida before dawn Wednesday before it heads to a life as a museum exhibit.

    It’s just the 25th time NASA has brought a shuttle back in the dark, as the Associated Press reports, accounting for about one-fifth of all missions.

    Just before the Endeavour arrives around 2:30 a.m., Atlantis will make its way to the launch pad Tuesday night for its July 8 flight — the final in a 30-year program.

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