Space shuttle Endeavour docks with ISS

Camera Obscura closure

The Camera Obscura will be closed from 21 May until 25 May. The rest of the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line remain open.

Space shuttle Endeavour lift-off, 8 Feb 2010 (NASA)NASA's space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station (ISS) at 23:06 CST on Tuesday 9 February, towards the end of day 2 of mission STS-130. Endeavour's primary payload on this mission consists of a third connecting module for the station, the Tranquility node, and a seven-windowed cupola which will be used as a control room for robotics, intended to increase human understanding of our planet.STS-130, the 32nd shuttle mission to the ISS, is led by Commander George Zamka and piloted by Terry Virts. Endeavour's launch at 3:14 CST on Monday was NASA's last ever scheduled space shuttle night launch.The mission is scheduled to last for a total of 14 days from launch to landing back at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Image: Space shuttle Endeavour emerges from behind its exhaust plume as it
lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 4:14 a.m. EST, 8 Feb 2010. (NASA/ Kenny Allen)