Synopsis by Alice Day
The flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavor included many exciting firsts, including four spacewalks, or EVAs, and the longest duration of an EVA. Part of the mission's objective was to capture the INTELSAT VI satellite and attach a new rocket motor to it. Liftoff to Learning: Voyage of Endeavor documents the steps taken to accomplish this goal, which emphasized the flexibility of the crew to adapt to new problems. In addition, the program looks at similarities between the spacecraft's journey and the voyage of Captain James Cook in 1768 in a ship also called the Endeavor.