Space Shuttle Endeavour Returns to Earth for Final Time Wednesday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to return
to Earth for the final time on Wednesday, June 1, completing a 16-day
mission to outfit the International Space Station. If Endeavour lands
Wednesday, it will have spent 299 days in space and traveled more
than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights. It launched on its
first mission on May 7, 1992.

Wednesday's landing opportunities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in
Florida are at 2:35 a.m. and 4:11 a.m. EDT. Endeavour's entry flight
control team led by Tony Ceccacci will evaluate weather conditions at
Kennedy before permitting Endeavour to land. If the shuttle is unable
to return Wednesday, additional opportunities are available on
Thursday at Kennedy and at backup landing site Edwards Air Force Base
in California. For recorded updates about landing, call 321-867-2525.

Approximately two hours after Endeavour lands, NASA officials will
hold a briefing to discuss the mission. The participants will be:
- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations
- Mike Moses, space shuttle launch integration manager
- Mike Leinbach, space shuttle launch director

After touchdown, the astronauts will undergo routine physical
examinations and meet with their families. The crew is expected to
participate in a post-landing news conference about six hours after
landing. Availability is subject to change due to real time
circumstances. The news events will be broadcast live on NASA
Television and the agency's website.

The Kennedy Press Site will be open for shuttle Atlantis' rollout to
Launch Pad 39A scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday and will remain open
until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

News media representatives who have been approved for STS-134 mission
badges but have not picked them up yet may do so at NASA's Pass and
Identification Building on State Road 3 on May 31 from 4 - 6 p.m. and
10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on June 1. The last bus will depart from the
news center for the Shuttle Landing Facility one hour before landing.

If the shuttle landing is diverted to Edwards after Wednesday,
reporters should call the public affairs office at NASA's Dryden
Flight Research Center at 661-276-3449. Dryden has limited facilities
available for previously accredited journalists.

The NASA News Twitter feed is updated throughout the shuttle mission
and landing. To follow, visit:


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For the latest information about the STS-134 mission and
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