The space shuttle Endeavour took off on its final flight into a cloud-dappled sky this morning, with its crew of six astronauts, led by commander Mark Kelly. The shuttle blasted off at 8:56 a.m. ET, and was in orbit eight minutes later.
It was a dramatic goodbye in more than one way. Astronaut Kelly, in the most spectacular way, got to put on a show for his wife,
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was so badly wounded in that January 8 shooting in Tucson. And Endeavour will never again leave for...Full Story