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Endeavor Completes Final Mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour is back on Earth.

Endeavour and its crew of six landed at Kennedy Space Center early Wednesday. The touchdown closed out a 16-day mission that was the next-to-last for the shuttle program.

The shuttle's six astronauts landed at 2:35 am Eastern Time following a 16-day mission.
Upon landing Endeavour, Commander Mark Kelly said, "It's sad to see her land for the last time, but she really has a great legacy."

Commander Mark Kelly will have to wait another day before reuniting with his wife. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remained at her Houston rehab center. She was shot in the head in January.

The last shuttle to fly, Atlantis, was almost at the launch pad when Endeavour returned. Atlantis emerged from the hangar late Tuesday as thousands of space center workers and their families
lined the route to the pad.

Atlantis launches in July.

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