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After successfully docking with the International Space Station, the Endeavour and station crews wasted no time getting down to business installing a $2 billion cosmic ray detector with the goal of scanning the invisible universe for years to come.
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) destined for the International Space Station already is collecting cosmic ray signatures, even as it sits in a work stand at the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, said Prof Samuel Ting, the principal investigator for the program.
NASA's space shuttle program is winding down. With only about half a dozen more flights, shuttle crews will put the finishing touches on the International Space Station (ISS), bringing to an end twelve years of unprecedented orbital construction. The icon and workhorse of the American space program will have finished its Great Task.