Space Shuttle Endeavour: Its Five Coolest Mission Patches

Monday, barring yet another delay, the space shuttle Endeavour will take off on its 25th and final mission.

Each mission gets its own patch, of course, designed with input from the crew. The five coolest mission patches Endeavour has had: 5. STS-49, May 1992 Endeavour's inaugural flight paid tribute to its namesake, the ship that took British Captain James Cook on his first Voyage of Discovery (that's why it's annoyingly spelled like it is, as opposed to good, honest plain-spoken Amurrican). Cook's Endeavour, even in 1768, was apparently an aircraft carrier. Or maybe Ghost Rider just requested permission for a flyby.

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