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UPDATE: Endeavour lands, completing 16-day mission

July 15, 2009 July 15, 2009

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WKOW) -- The space shuttle Endeavour has landed safetly at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as scheduled just before 10:00 a.m. Friday morning.

The crew said "thank you" to their NASA team in the control room shortly after touching ground.

The crew completed two major milestones: topping off construction on the Japanese lab and bringing home Japanese astronaut Koichi Waketa, who spent 133 days on the International Space Station.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WKOW) -- The Endeavour crew is set to land Friday morning at Kennedy Space Center after spending 16 days in space.

NASA says the weather looks good for the landing, which is set to begin at 10:48 a.m. Eastern Time.

During their visit to the International Space Station, the shuttle astronauts installed a new addition to Japan's $1 billion lab, installed fresh batteries and stockpiled spare parts for future repairs.

Seven of the 13 people who spent that last 11 days together are coming home, including Japanese astronaut Koichi Waketa, who has been testing high-tech underwear designed to be worn for a month-at-a-time and stay odor-free.

The other six will remain on board the station.

We will bring you live coverage of the scheduled landing right here at WKOWTV.com where the news is always on; check back after 9:30 a.m. for a link to the live streaming video

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