Space Shuttle

September 16, 2012 - 9:42 PM
Astronaut Kathryn "Kay" Hire, a captain with the U.S. Navy who has logged over 711 hours in space, speaks to reporters as the space shuttle Endeavour is prepared Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 for transport on a modified Boeing 747 aircraft at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. At sunrise Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, the retired spacecraft is scheduled to depart for a science museum in California, with a two-day stop in Houston, home to Mission Control and the astronauts who flew aboard the replacement for the destroyed Challenger. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Tim Shortt)