American astronauts are beginning to prepare to bring the space shuttle Endeavour back to Earth for the last time as the complete their 11 day mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
As Endeavour returns, many still question the fate of American space travel, though the space shuttle program has clearly come to an end. Endeavour's May 16 launch was its last, and the return to Earth, which is scheduled for Wednesday, will mark the end of its long and storied career.
The final space shuttle mission, STS-135, will take place in June as Atlantis prepares for one last trip to the stars.
The video below provides an historic look at Endeavour's career, providing intimate ride-along footage and a closer look at the craft.