The space shuttle Endeavour landed at 12.32 pm EDT today at the Kennedy Space Center, ending a 13 day mission to the International Space Station. The mission was cut short by one day due to the possibility of Hurricane Dean causing problems with NASA centers in Texas. They added a truss segment to the station, and brought up supplies and items for future missions.
This mission featured Barbara Morgan, who was Christa McAuliffe’s backup in the “Teacher in Space” program in the 1980’s. She had since been trained as an actual astronaut, and has finally fulfilled the mission that her and other teachers have dreamt about for decades.
Locally, we have the Community Media Center to thank, as they broadcast NASA-TV on local cable channel 24 (Livewire). The GRAAA sponsors NASA-TV locally.