The Curiosity rover, which is designed to explore Mars, has found an ancient oasis on Mars. Researchers working with the Curiosity rover have found salt-enriched…
Space Shuttle Endeavour returns to Earth after final mission. Endeavour makes its final landing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 1, 2011 to end the STS-134 mission, the shuttle’s final spaceflight and NASA’s second-to-last shuttle mission.Endeavour, the youngest shuttle in NASA’s orbiter fleet, touched down at Kennedy Space Center at 2:34 a.m. EDT (0634 GMT), wrapping up a demanding 16-day mission to the Internatio nal Space Station. After travelling more than 122 million miles over the course of 25 missions, Endeavour’s wheels rolled to a stop for the final time on Runway 15 at the Florida spaceport’s Shuttle Landing Facility.
Endeavour launched on its 25th and final mission on May 16 to deliver a $2 billion astrophysics experiment, called the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, and extra supplies to the International Space Station. The orbiter spent 11 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes parked at the orbiting outpost.