|STS-100 Endeavour carries robotic arm to Int'l Space Station
4/19/01 ~ 2:40:42pm
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts-off for the International Space Station at 2:41pm on April 19 2001. Carrying the most diverse crew to date
with astronauts from the US, Russia, Italy, , Endeavour carried up one of the most imporant pieces of the station: the Remote Manipulator
System or RMS - the robotic arm that will be used for all future assembly tasks and spacewalks.
This was my first launch, but it took three tries. I also attended STS-93 and STS-101 (1999 & 2000)