US shuttle blasts off on final trip

Barack Obama and his family are expected to be among those attending as Endeavour makes last trip to space station.

    US space shuttle Endeavour will launch for one last time as NASA space shuttle programme's next-to-last mission. The launch nears the end to the programme's 30-year run. 

    President Barack Obama and his family are expected to attend Friday's event. Also attending is the wife of the shuttle commander, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering from a gunshot wound sustained while meeting constituents in January.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from the Kennedy Space Center.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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