Endeavour: First Days in Space

Four years ago this week, I left the Kennedy Space Center and the planet aboard the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. In a little more than eight minutes, we accelerated from zero to 17,500 miles per hour.

 

I’m proud to have been a member of that great crew and had a successful mission aboard Endeavour, which is one incredible spaceship. Here are some highlights from the first few days of our mission.