CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space shuttle Endeavour's five astronauts returned from the international space station Monday and, within minutes, were receiving accolades for pulling off NASA's most complicated and critical construction mission yet.
"In anybody's ballpark, this mission was really a home run," said shuttle program manager Ron Dittemore.
During their week at the space station, the crew installed the world's largest and most powerful solar wings. Three spacewalks were required to attach the $600 million wings, hook up all the cables and then tighten the slack right wing.
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