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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 Crew Readies for Monday Launch

Image above: The STS-134 crew members arrive at Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility in preparation for Monday's liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour. From left are, Commander Mark Kelly, Mission Specialists Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel, European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori, Mission Specialist Mike Fincke and Pilot Greg H. Johnson. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett (NASA photo and caption)

NASA mission profile includes a 16-day mission to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for Dextre (robot arms aboard ISS).  After the mission, Endeavour will go to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

For more information about the upcoming flight or other NASA projects, visit

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