Photo Gallery: Aerial views of Endeavour's launch

A low deck of clouds covering the Kennedy Space Center made space shuttle Endeavour's final launch mostly invisible to the spectators who flocked to the Space Coast. The ship disappeared into the clouds about 23 seconds after liftoff and was never seen again. But these aerial pictures taken by NASA's weather reconnaissance aircraft provide a beautiful look at Endeavour's morning ascent as the shuttle rocketed toward space with six astronauts and a $2 billion particle physics experiment for the International Space Station. Photos: NASA.


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