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February 20, 2012
STS134-S-006 (16 May 2011) --- After suiting up, the STS-134 crew members pause alongside the Astrovan to wave farewell to onlookers before heading for launch pad 39A for the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-134 mission. From the right are NASA astronauts Mark Kelly, commander; Greg H. Johnson, pilot; Michael Fincke, European Space Agency's Roberto Vittori, and NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Greg Chamitoff, all mission specialists. STS-134 will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), Express Logistics Carrier-3, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the International Space Station. May 16 at 8:56 a.m. (EDT) will be the second launch attempt for Endeavour. The first attempt on April 29 was scrubbed because of an issue associated with a faulty power distribution box called the aft load control assembly-2 (ALCA-2). STS-134 will be the final spaceflight for Endeavour. Photo credit: NASA