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05/16/2011 11:43 am ET Updated Jul 16, 2011

Astronaut Mike Fincke Shows Off His Breakfast Before Space Shuttle Launch (PHOTO)

What does an astronaut eat before a historic blastoff into space?

Colonel Mike Fincke, who boarded Space Shuttle Endeavour for its final flight on Monday, tweeted a photo of his last meal ahead of the launch.

Fincke's epic meal, which he tweeted a photo of at around 5AM ET, included two lobster tails and a baked potato.

Because of the early morning launch, the astronauts were operating on a modified schedule. Finke tweeted at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon that the astronauts were going to sleep before their big day, which began after midnight. They dined just prior to suiting up.

Take a look at Astronaut Fincke's tweet and his breakfast (below). Then, view photos of Endeavour's launch, as well as iconic images from the shuttle's past.

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