Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour wrapped up their Earth vs. Space 2011 chess match as the shuttle touched down at Kennedy Space Center early June 1 without bringing the contest to a checkmate.
The captains of two craft named for James Cook's bark Endeavour exchanged letters of greetings and well wishes.
Space shuttle Endeavour has spent 19 years pushing boundaries, and its final mission will allow that legacy to live on.
Though the next shuttle launch marks the end of an era for Endeavour, it will mark the beginning for a new NASA rendezvous and docking sensor technology designed to support future crew and uncrewed spacecraft.
View imagery and video and listen to audio from the STS-134 mission.
Find educational resources and information on NASA's STS-134 mission and crew.
The Space Shuttle Program invited the public to vote for an original song to "wake up" the astronauts during STS-134.› Space Rock Web Site →