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Houston, We Have a Shuttle Typo

Houston, We Have a Shuttle Typo
After being moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Endeavour rests on Launch Pad 39b at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, July 11, 2007. Supporters errantly misspelled the orbiter's name, leaving out the letter 'u' in a banner. The launch is scheduled for Aug. 7. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

How about this for a quickfix?

NASA scrambled someone out to pad 39A with a new sign that has the orbiterEndeavour's name spelled correctly, and then posteda photo at the Kennedy Space Center's web site.

When the shuttle was rolled out to its seaside launch complex Wednesday, oneitem was missing: the "u"in Endeavour.

The orbiter is named after HM Bark Endeavour, the ship commanded by 18thcentury explorer James Cook; the name also honored Endeavour, the Command Moduleof Apollo 15. This is why the name is spelled in the British English manner,according to

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