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STS-126 Shuttle Mission Imagery
Space Shuttle Endeavour
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STS126-S-045 (30 Nov. 2008) --- Space Shuttle Endeavour's main landing gear touches down at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California, concluding a successful mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour landed at 1:25 p.m. (PST) on Nov. 30, 2008 to end the STS-126 mission, completing its 16-day journey of over 6.6 million miles in space. The landing was diverted to California due to marginal weather at the Kennedy Space Center. The main landing gear touched down at 1:25:06 p.m. (PST). The nose landing gear touched down at 1:25:21 p.m. and wheel stop was at 1:26:03 p.m. The STS-126 mission was the 27th flight to the International Space Station, carrying equipment and supplies in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo. The mission featured four spacewalks and work to prepare the space station to house six crewmembers for long-duration missions. Onboard were astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander; Eric Boe, pilot; Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Donald Pettit, Steve Bowen, Shane Kimbrough and Greg Chamitoff, all mission specialists.

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