Aerial Photos of Endeavour's Launch

Photographed from a shuttle training aircraft, space shuttle Endeavour and its six-member STS-134 crew head toward Earth orbit and rendezvous with the International Space Station. Liftoff was at 8:56 a.m. (EDT) on May 16, 2011, from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Onboard are NASA astronauts Mark Kelly, commander; Greg H. Johnson, pilot; Michael Fincke, Andrew Feustel, Greg Chamitoff and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori, all mission specialists. STS-134 will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), Express Logistics Carrier-3, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the International Space Station. STS-134 is the final spaceflight for Endeavour. Photo credit: NASA STS134-S-062 (16 May 2011) --- high res (0.1 M) low res (46 K)

Photo credit: NASA STS134-S-061 (16 May 2011) --- high res (0.5 M) low res (72 K)

Photo credit: NASA STS134-S-059 (16 May 2011) --- high res (1.0 M) low res (55 K)

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