Space shuttle Endeavour lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 2:28 a.m. EDT on March 11, 2008, on a mission to deliver a Japanese laboratory component and robotic arm system to the International Space Station.
NASA and ESA both had huge launches in the last couple of days. Endeavour launched overnight, only the second night launch since Columbia in 1993, and ESA launched the ATV on Sunday.
Europe’s new orbital cargo ship has launched from French Guiana on a mission to resupply the space station.
The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is the biggest and most complex spacecraft Europe has ever tried to put in orbit.