The best images from Space Shuttle Endeavour
Some 20 years after its first mission, Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its final journey today, Tuesday, 18 September. Though retired from space flight for just over a year, the space shuttle travelled with the aid of a specially modified Boeing 747 jet from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, to a permanent resting place on show at the California Science center.
Created following the tragic Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, Endeavour was the fifth and final shuttle built as part of NASA's shuttle program. The craft successfully completed 25 missions to space, and was able to capture some truly breathtaking images along the way.
Click through our gallery to discover 50 of the best images of Endeavor and its missions.
Surfer Chris Peterson rides the Lochsa River in central Idaho. Get your adventure fix with Zero to Sixty, a web series from National Geographic. See 6... More Surfer Chris Peterson rides the Lochsa River in central Idaho. Get your adventure fix with Zero to Sixty, a web series from National Geographic. See 60-adventure videos every Tuesday.
Date 10 hrs ago, Duration 1:22, Views 98
Latest tech videos
How quick are you to adopt new technologies?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- I'm a tech-head — first in line to buy the latest and greatest.
- I'll typically wait for the first wave to pass and the bugs fixed before diving in.
- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hang on to my tech goodies for good reason.
- I'm still using a VCR and my late '90s flip phone.