In the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, staff for U.S. Congresswoman Gabielle Giffords brief media after the successful launch of space shuttle Endeavour on its STS-134 mission. From left are, Pia Carusone Chief of Staff, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Office, Mark Kimble Press Advisor, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Office and Ashley Nash-Hahn, New Media Strategist, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Office.
Giffords was on hand to watch her husband, STS-135 Commander Mark Kelly and his crew liftoff from Launch Pad 39A on Endeavour's final spaceflight.
Endeavour lifted off May 16 at 8:56 a.m. EDT. Endeavour and its crew will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the station. For more information visit, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann