space shuttle EndeavorThere will be some big names in town this week for the next-to-last launch of space shuttle Endeavour.  President and Mrs. Obama, along with their children, and recovering U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, will be among the anticipated record crowds.  There will also be about 40 Congress members, and 250 staff members, and around 1,500 journalists.  Additional vast crowds are expected to view this launch as we are almost to the end of the shuttle era, the end of a part of our history.  The launch from Kennedy Space Center is scheduled for this Friday, April 29th at 3:47pm.  Best wishes for a safe mission!