STS-130 Shuttle Endeavour Launch - Mike Killian Photography

The penultimate flight of NASA's space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-130, launched under cover of darkness at 4:14 a.m. EDT on February 8, 2010. Endeavour carried out ISS assembly flight 20A, bringing with it the Tranquility module and the Cupola, which is a robotic control station with six windows around its sides and another in the center, providing a 360-degree view around the station & the Earth below. Endeavour and her crew of 6 traveled over 5.7 MILLION miles during their 13-day orbit of the Earth (217 orbits during the mission).

Photos captured from the VIP viewing area at Turn Basin on Kennedy Space Center, which lies at the water's edge between the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building and famous KSC Press Site (the view from Turn Basin is actually closer than the press site, and offers a clearer view to pad 39A as well).

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