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Space shuttle Endeavour blasts off from Florida
May 16, 2011 / 1:02 PM / 6 years ago

Space shuttle Endeavour blasts off from Florida

<p>The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Scott Audette</p>

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The space shuttle Endeavour blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday on its final voyage which will deliver a pioneering physics experiment to the International Space Station.

Endeavour roared off the launch pad at 8:56 a.m. EDT, carrying a six-member crew.

The U.S. space agency NASA plans just one more shuttle mission this summer with sister ship Atlantis before ending the 30-year-old shuttle program.

Reporting by Irene Klotz; Editing by Kevin Gray and Pascal Fletcher

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