Endeavour Heads Home

After a successful mission, shuttle returns to Earth
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2008 2:30 PM CST
In this image rendered from video and provided by NASA-TV, Space shuttle Endeavour is seen from the International Space Station as the shuttle departs, Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/NASA-TV)
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(Newser) – The space shuttle Endeavour separated from the International Space Station today and headed back to earth. Having completed a 12-day mission that upgraded the station’s living quarters, Endeavour’s seven-person crew began the 2-day trip back to the Kennedy Space Center, Florida Today reports. "Thanks for the incredible makeover, and leaving the station in fantastic shape," station commander Mike Finke radioed to the Endeavour crew.