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Space Shuttle Endeavour clears the lightning mast on the fixed service structure below to begin its journey on mission STS-118.

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Emerging from the billows of smoke below, Space Shuttle Endeavour clears the lightning mast on the fixed service structure below to begin its journey on mission STS-118. Liftoff from Launch Pad 39A was on time at 6:36 p.m. EDT. The mission is the 22nd shuttle flight to the International Space Station. It will continue space station construction by delivering a third starboard truss segment, S5, and other payloads such as the SPACEHAB module and the external stowage platform 3. The 11-day mission may be extended to as many as 14 depending on the test of the Station-to-Shuttle Power Transfer System that will allow the docked shuttle to draw electrical power from the station and extend its visits to the orbiting lab. Photo courtesy of Nikon/Scott Andrews

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  • Title: Space Shuttle Endeavour clears the lightning mast on the fixed service structure below to begin its journey on mission STS-118.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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