The final Endeavour shuttle crew...is that a jar of peanut butter (lower left???).
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Shuttle Endeavour Heads Home
News story originally written on January 29, 1998
The Endeavour shuttle has unlocked from the Mir space station. The shuttle is now headed home. The shuttle will land on January 31, 1998, at 4:36 p.m. CST at Kennedy Space Center.
While Endeavour was docked with Mir, more than 8,000 pounds of supplies were put onto Mir.
Andy Thomas also switched places with David Wolf. Thomas will remain on Mir for four months. Thomas is the last astronaut who will live on Mir.
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