Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords cleared for shuttle launch
ASSOCIATED PRESS -- It's the end of an era for Endeavour, as the Shuttle Orbiter is scheduled to make its final launch on Friday, April 29, at 3:47pm et. It is NASA's second-to-last shuttle mission.
Mark Kelly will command the launch. His wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, will attend with a nurse. She is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head from the January 8 shootings in Tucson, Arizona.
There is another confirmed high-profile guest: President Obama will be at Kennedy Space Center in person to see the launch.