Image of the Day: Endeavour’s Final Ascent to Space –Delivering the Key to the Mysteries of Dark Matter & Antimatter


Endeavour's final ascent was captured on an iPhone from a plane window by Stefanie Gordon as she flew to Florida for her mother's birthday.  The photograph, that has gone viral on  the web, captures the Endeavour space shuttle as it bursts through the clouds on its final flight towards the International Space Station.

Endeavour is now safely in orbit on its 16-day mission that involves transporting the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space Station in the hope of solving the mystery of dark matter and antimatter.

Image: Stefanie Gordon/Twitpic via

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