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A poster made by NASA features the space shuttle Endeavour soaring into orbit above the sailing vessel HMS Endeavour, for which it was named. The Cupola, delivered to the International Space Station by Endeavour, frames images from the shuttle's career. Clockwise from top, the first use of a drag chute during landing, rollout to a launch pad, a ferry flight return to Kennedy Space Center, rolling into an orbiter processing facility, docking to the International Space Station, and lifting operations before being mated to an external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters. The background image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and signifies the first shuttle servicing mission, which was performed by an Endeavour crew. Crew-designed patches from Endeavour's maiden voyage through its final mission are shown ascending toward the stars.

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