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The space shuttle Endeavour is seen on launch pad 39a as a storm passes by prior to the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure (RSS), Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour and the STS-134 crew will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for Dextre. Launch is targeted for Friday, April 29 at 3:47 p.m. EDT.

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The space shuttle Endeavour is seen on launch pad 39a as a storm passes by prior to the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure (RSS), Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour and the STS-134 crew will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for Dextre. Launch is targeted for Friday, April 29 at 3:47 p.m. EDT.

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  • The space shuttle Endeavour is seen on launch pad 39a as a storm passes by prior to the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure (RSS), Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour and the STS-134 crew will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for Dextre. Launch is targeted for Friday, April 29 at 3:47 p.m. EDT.
  • In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, a severe thunder storm moves in over the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on the eve of the next-to-last space shuttle launch Thursday, April 26, 2011.
  • Lightning bolts streak across the sky over the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on the eve of the next-to-last space shuttle launch Thursday, April 26, 2011.
  • Lightning bolts streak across the sky over the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on the eve of the next-to-last space shuttle launch Thursday, April 26, 2011.
  • The space shuttle Endeavour sits on Launch Pad 39-A during fueling at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 29, 2011. Endeavour is scheduled to lift off one her final flight this afternoon with a 14-day mission to the international space station.
  • Campers wait on the beach after a thunderstorm moved past them near Titusville, Fla., for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Thursday, April 28, 2011. Space Shuttle Endeavour and six crew members will launch Friday April 29th on its final mission.
  • Wendy Ryan and other campers wait on the beach near Titusville, Fla., for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Thursday, April 28, 2011. Space Shuttle Endeavour and six crew members will launch Friday April 29th on its final mission.  Ryan has been to five or six launches in the past.
  • A Coast Guard patrol boat is seen near pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday April 28, 2011. Space Shuttle Endeavour and a crew of six are scheduled to lift off Friday April 29th on a final mission to the international space station.
  • FILE -  In this April 26, 2011 file photo, STS-134 crew members, from left, Mission Specialists Greg Chamitoff of Canada, Drew Feustel, Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg Johnson, Mission Specialists Mike Fincke, and Roberto Vittori of Italy, wave to the media after arriving at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Kelly's wife, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, left Houston for Cape Canaveral late Wednesday morning, April 27, 2011 to watch the liftoff of the space shuttle Endeavour, scheduled for Friday afternoon.
  • The space shuttle Endeavour sits on Launch Pad 39-A during fueling at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 29, 2011.  Endeavour, on her final flight, is scheduled to lift off this afternoon on an 14-day mission to the international space station.
  • The space shuttle Endeavour sat on Launch Pad 39A as a storm passed prior to the rollback of the Rotating Service Structure, Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour launches on the STS-134 mission on Friday, April 29 at 3:47 p.m. EDT. During the 14-day mission, Endeavour and the STS-134 crew will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank.

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