The shuttle Endeavour’s far-reaching final mission will introduce “Big Science” to the International Space Station, with delivery of the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). Endeavour’s six-man crew also will unveil an optical relative-navigation sensor to boost NASA’s ambitions of reviving human deep-space exploration. And the shuttle’s 14-day voyage will further a year-long effort to fortify the orbiting science laboratory with supplies to support sustained six-crew ...


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