The Endeavour astronauts surveyed critical heat shielding on the wings and nose of their spacecraft for launch debris impact damage on May 17, as they sped toward a docking with the International Space Station for delivery of the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). The docking, which will unite a dozen U.S., Russian and European astronauts aboard the two spacecraft, is scheduled for May 18 at 6:16  a.m. EDT. Endeavour lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center early May 16 ...


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