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# Endeavour

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2012: a year in striking images
The year’s biggest news stories…in pics.
Space shuttle finally reaches California Science Center
Endeavour has reached its LA retirement home after taking three days instead of two for its last-ever journey.
Space shuttle makes its final journey... by road
Endeavour’s two-miles-per-hour journey to the California Space Centre will mean all four shuttles have been rehoused.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.
What does the cockpit of a space shuttle look like?
The space shuttle Endeavour flew its last mission in May 2011. Here’s what it looks like on the inside.
Recovering Giffords to attend astronaut husband's retirement ceremony
The congresswoman who was near-fatally shot in January is married to Mark Kelly, the commander of the last mission of space shuttle Endeavour in May.
Gallery: NASA releases stunning images of Endeavour's final voyage
The photographs, taken by an astronaut on his way home to Earth, are the first ever close-ups of a shuttle at the International Space Station.
The right stuff: meet the final crew of the space shuttle Atlantis
The crew of the last flight of the American manned space programme have arrived in Florida to make final prepartions for their 8 July launch.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures…
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s Fix: Blatter’s back; Kenny says no plan yet on how much new property and water charges will cost; and a quiz inspired by WikiLeaks and the last Irish cabinet.
Endeavour makes safe landing as Atlantis prepares for final mission
Endeavour’s final mission ends safely – just as Atlantis is rolled out to a launch pad ahead of the last ever Shuttle mission.
Endeavour departs International Space Station for the final time
Endeavour is now on its way back to Earth after completing NASA’s construction efforts on the International Space Station.
Endeavour crew prepares for shuttle's final flight home
The NASA shuttle is set to undock from the International Space Station later tonight and begin the long journey back to Earth.
Endeavour astronauts cut spacewalk short at ISS over breathing precautions
Today’s spacewalk was halted early, but yesterday’s was a massive success. Endeavour astronauts installed a cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station.
Good news from space: Gabrielle Giffords doing "really well" after skull surgery
Astronaut Mark Kelly says an operation on his wife’s skull has gone successfully – from the International Space Station.
Endeavour shuttle docks at International Space Station
The shuttle’s six-person crew is delivering a €1.4bn particle physics detector to the ISS and will carry out four spacewalks during their mission.
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our daily wrap-up of what’s been going on – including a tongue-in-cheek tour of a certain house in Abbottabad…
Watch: Endeavour shuttle launches for final space mission
After last month’s launch was delayed due to technical issues, Endeavour has finally taken off and is heading to the International Space Station.
Endeavour shuttle engineer jumped to his death from launch pad
Worker at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre had recently been laid off. Endeavor’s imminent voyage will bring the USA’s shuttle programme to an end after 30 years.
NASA: Endeavour liftoff delayed until next week at the earliest
The launch of Endeavour’s final mission, originally set for last Friday, won’t take place at least until next Tuesday.
NASA delays Endeavour shuttle launch - again
Friday’s launch was postponed until Monday because of technical problems, but NASA now says it will not go ahead tomorrow and no new date has been set.
Endeavour flight delayed until at least Monday after technical issues
The event had been keenly anticipated given that congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head last year, was due to see her husband Mark Kelly lead the space mission.
Preparations underway for space shuttle Endeavour's final flight
The final mission by Endeavour and its crew will begin this evening at 19.47 Irish time, and among those attending will be Barack Obama.
"PB phone home"....Pope Benedict to give the International Space Station a call
A satellite phone hook up with the ISS is planned for 4 May.
Gabrielle Giffords' husband to head NASA space mission (Video)
Astronaut Mark Kelly will return on Monday to his training for a space mission to the International Space Station.