Space Shuttle Endeavour
This is why the name of the Shuttle is spelled in British English, “Endeavour”. The name was also used during the Apollo Program. The Command Module of Apollo 15, one of 6 successful attempts of landing humans on the Moon, was named Endeavour.
To assemble the vehicle, spare parts of the remaining Shuttles of the fleet were used. Endeavour was delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on top of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on May 7, 1991. It flew its maiden voyage one year later.
After the Cloumbia Accident in February 2003, all Shuttles were grounded to be outfitted with safety modifications. Endeavour's return to flight mission was STS-118 in 2007. A new generation Space Laboratory was brought to the ISS aboard Endeavour during the STS-123 mission. The vehicle flew different MPLM missions to deliver spare parts and consumables to the ISS. It also delivered Node-3 and the Cupola giving the ISS windows to the world.
NASA Endeavour Tribute Video
02/15/1982 Start structural assembly of Crew Module
07/31/1987 Contract Award
09/28/1987 Start structural assembly of aft-fuselage
12/22/1987 Wings arrive at Palmdale
08/01/1987 Final Assembly
07/06/1990 Final Assembly complete
04/25/1991 Rollout from Palmdale
05/07/1991 Delivery to Kennedy Space Center
04/06/1992 Flight Readiness Firing
05/07/1992 First Launch (Mission STS-49)