Endeavour Makes a Safe Landing in California

December 1, 2008

Calif. (ChattahBox) — The US space shuttle, Endeavour, landed successfully in California after its 15 days trip into the space. It touched down safely in the California desert after it was re-routed from its original landing site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The space shuttle was re-routed to California desert due to the bad weather conditions in Florida that made it difficult to land.

The 16 day mission “home improvement” mission in space concluded safely today where they performed several home-improvement jobs at the International Space Station, including dropping off a kitchenette, exercise machine, two sleeping quarters, etc. that has made the ISS more habitable for the astronauts. Astronauts can now stay longer in the space station as they begin their long-duration missions next year.

A water purification system was also installed that converted urine and sweat into drinking water. They also made several space walks and in one such walk a female astronaut lost her tool bag. The international media has given vast coverage to that space walk and the lost tool bag which now orbits around the planet.

The families of the astronauts were waiting at the Florida Space station. NASA had hoped that the shuttle would land safely in Florida which would save at $2 million and the time to move the shuttle back to the space station. The families and the crew member will now be re-united on Monday at the Johnson Space Station in Houston.


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