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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  With a crew of five, Space Shuttle Endeavour roars into space in a burst of light in a perfect launch. Liftoff of mission STS-97 occurred on time at 10:06:01 p.m. EST. This sixth construction flight to the International Space Station is transporting the P6 Integrated Truss Structure that comprises Solar Array Wing-3 and the Integrated Electronic Assembly, to provide power to the Space Station. The 11-day mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections. Endeavour is expected to land Dec. 11 at 6:19 p.m. EST KSC-00padig119

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- With a crew of five, Space Shuttle Endeavour roars into space in a burst of light in a perfect launch. Liftoff of mission STS-97 occurred on time at 10:06:01 p.m. EST. This sixth construction flight to the International Space Station is transporting the P6 Integrated Truss Structure that comprises Solar Array Wing-3 and the Integrated Electronic Assembly, to provide power to the Space Station. The 11-day mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections. Endeavour is expected to land Dec. 11 at 6:19 p.m. EST KSC-00padig119

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- With a crew of five, Space Shuttle Endeavour roars into space in a burst of light in a perfect launch. Liftoff of mission STS-97 occurred on time at 10:06:01 p.m. EST. This sixth construction flight to the International Space Station is transporting the P6 Integrated Truss Structure that comprises Solar Array Wing-3 and the Integrated Electronic Assembly, to provide power to the Space Station. The 11-day mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections. Endeavour is expected to land Dec. 11 at 6:19 p.m. EST

The Space Shuttle program was the United States government's manned launch vehicle program from 1981 to 2011, administered by NASA and officially beginning in 1972. The Space Shuttle system—composed of an orbiter launched with two reusable solid rocket boosters and a disposable external fuel tank— carried up to eight astronauts and up to 50,000 lb (23,000 kg) of payload into low Earth orbit (LEO). When its mission was complete, the orbiter would re-enter the Earth's atmosphere and lands as a glider. Although the concept had been explored since the late 1960s, the program formally commenced in 1972 and was the focus of NASA's manned operations after the final Apollo and Skylab flights in the mid-1970s. It started with the launch of the first shuttle Columbia on April 12, 1981, on STS-1. and finished with its last mission, STS-135 flown by Atlantis, in July 2011.

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