7 Things to Know About Space Shuttle Endeavour

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  • Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour

Blazing a Path

The orbiter launched its first mission on May 7, 1992. The shuttle flew 25 missions in all, completing its final mission on May 16, 2011. It spent a total 299 days in space, docking at the International Space Station 12 times. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)