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Space shuttle Atlantis landed this morning, ending its mission and bringing the 30-year-old shuttle program to a close. The retired space shuttles Enterprise, Discovery, Endeavor, and Atlantis will be displayed in museums around the United States.
Photograph by Joe Skipper, Reuters
One of the Endeavour astronauts accidentally lost a tool bag during a spacewalk on Tuesday after a grease gun inside the bag exploded. Objects have been lost in space before, but this was one of the largest items ever lost by an astronaut on a spacewalk.
Photograph by Susan Poulton
The space shuttle Endeavour blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 7:55 p.m. EST on Friday, November 14. The shuttle docked with the International Space Station on November 15, and is scheduled to return with its crew of seven astronauts on November 27.
The shuttle carried important cargo to the space station, including a new toilet and a water purifier that will make sweat and urine into drinkable water!
See more pictures of the shuttle launch on National Geographic’s Breaking Orbit blog.