The six lucky astronauts' families watched from the roof of the launch control center as the clouds swallowed the ship mere moments after the launch, leaving them stunned silent from the site. Congresswoman Gifford (the commander's wife) made her second trip to the cape from her rehab hospital stay in order to participate in the event and said "Good stuff… good stuff" as her husband flew toward the stars.
Really, cut short before it's time, upon returning Endeavour will begin its thourough decommissioning before ending its days as an exhibit at a Southern California amusement facility.
Endeavor: A purposeful or industrious undertaking, especially one that requires effort or boldness.”
Launch: Endeavor, Launch Director - air to ground one.
Ship: Go ahead.
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Here is the video of Endeavours last launch.
[[ Sorry, apparently the vmixcore server where these NASA videos were stored went out of business too - Didn't think NASA would be like that - But, we didn't count on Obama either. ]]