Homecoming at Kennedy
The opening drag chute slowed Endeavour as it landed on runway 15 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The Endeavour crew, led by Commander Scott Kelly, completed a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. The STS-118 mission began Aug. 8 and installed a new gyroscope, an external spare parts platform and another truss segment to the expanding station. Endeavour’s main gear touched down at 12:32 EDT, on Aug. 21, 2007, after traveling more than 5 million miles.