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

Recycled Parts

Parts of the orbiter were taken from unused pieces from shuttles Discovery and Atlantis. Endeavour was, however, the first shuttle to use a drag parachute during landing and also featured advanced avionics systems. (Photo: Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)