STS-134 -- Mission to the International Space Station
The crew of space shuttle mission STS-134 has completed its mission! Mark Kelly was the commander. Gregory Johnson was the pilot. Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and Roberto Vittori were all mission specialists.
The STS-134 mission was the last flight of space shuttle Endeavour. Its first mission was in 1992. On that trip, the crew repaired a satellite. On this final trip, Endeavour took science equipment to the space station.
The crew members spent months training and getting ready for this trip. They had to learn how to make emergency exits from the shuttle. They had to choose foods for their trip. Some of the crew members had to practice for the spacewalks they would do once in space.
This trip was Commander Mark Kelly's fourth shuttle flight. He flew on Discovery twice. This was his second trip on Endeavour.
NASA astronaut Gregory Johnson was the STS-134 pilot. The space shuttle pilot helps the commander. Johnson was also the pilot of STS-123.
NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff was an STS-134 mission specialist. This was Chamitoff's second trip into space. On the first trip, he lived on the space station for 183 days.
NASA astronaut Michael Fincke was an STS-134 mission specialist. This was his third trip to space. He has lived on the space station two times.
NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel was an STS-134 mission specialist. He was on space shuttle Atlantis when it flew to work on the Hubble Space Telescope.
Roberto Vittori is an astronaut for the Italian Space Agency. This was his third trip into space.
Before the mission, the STS-134 crew helped design a mission patch. The patch is shaped like an atom. Space shuttle Endeavour is seen flying over Earth for the last time.
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