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February 8, 2010

VIDEO: Space Shuttle Endeavor Makes Last Night Launch

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.

After a delay in Sunday’s morning launch plans due to cloud coverage, Space Shuttle Endeavor finally blasted off at 4:41am EST this morning in what may be the final night launch before the Space Shuttle program’s retirement this September.

The 13-day mission of STS-130 and its crew of six is to dock with the International Space Station and deliver another “room” in what is the final large addition to the station’s construction, which includes a 31-inch viewing dome, the largest of its kind, and medical and exercise equipment.



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Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.




 
 

 

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