Monday, December 1, 2008

Endeavour lands safely in California

Space shuttle Endeavour landed safely in California yesterday, despite a last-minute change in its landing destination.

Bad weather forced the shuttle to land at Edwards Air Force Base in California instead of the shuttle's primary end-of-mission landing site at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. It landed at 13:25 local time (21:25 GMT).

As a result it will be transported back to Florida on the back of a modified 747 jumbo jet in around a week's time, a journey of around 2,500 miles, in preparation for its next scheduled flight in May 2009.

Endeavour's mission to the International Space Station (ISS), its 22nd flight, lasted 16 days and saw commander Chris Ferguson and his crew travel over 6.6 million miles.

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