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To Endeavour? Or Not To Endeavor

by Steven Blake (writer), Winnetka, July 15, 2007


NASA finished rolling the space shuttle Endeavour out to the launch pad on Wednesday in preparation for the August 7th launch. It was met at the pad with a sign that said “Go Endeavor!” but the correct spelling of the shuttle is Endeavour, the British way to spell it. The space shuttle was named after the British explorer James Cook, whose first ship he commanded was the Endeavour. Within 90 minutes of this banner being up, it was taken back down and replaced with a new banner with the correct spelling. I thought it was a pretty fast turn around to put up a different banner. Then again these people are NASA for Christ sakes, they have put people on the moon and yet they still forget how to spell their own space shuttle correctly. Moral of this story is that we are all human and make mistakes and we try to fix those mistakes as quick and as best we can! Go Endeavor!! I mean Endeavour!

**AP Photo/John Raoux

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2. Reuters

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By Jen on July 17, 2007 at 04:52 pm
I dunno. I can make cells become bone in a dish, but I still dont fully understand the mysteries of proper comma usage! :) As long as the thing gets up and back safely...I'll go ahead and give em a pass!
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By Sharlene Hardin on December 05, 2007 at 03:18 pm
I know I appreciate being able to fix my mistakes as quickly as possible :D
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