STS-124 Flight Day 3 Gallery

  • STS-124 Mission Specialist Garrett Reisman› View High-res
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    S124-E-006024 (2 June 2008) --- Astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-124 mission specialist, looks over a checklist while holding a camera in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station.

  • Discovery's crew cabin› View High-res
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    ISS017-E-008532 (2 June 2008) --- An overhead view of the exterior of Space Shuttle Discovery's crew cabin, part of its payload bay doors and docking system was provided by Expedition 17 crewmembers on the International Space Station (ISS). Before docking with the station, astronaut Mark Kelly, STS-124 commander, flew the shuttle through a roll pitch maneuver or basically a backflip to allow the space station crew a good view of Discovery's heat shield. Using digital still cameras equipped with both 400 and 800 millimeter lenses, the ISS crewmembers took a number of photos of the shuttle's thermal protection system and sent them down to teams on the ground for analysis. A 400 millimeter lens was used for this image.

  • Space Shuttle Discovery's tail section› View High-res
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    ISS017-E-008669 (2 June 2008) --- A close-up view of Space Shuttle Discovery's tail section was provided by Expedition 17 crewmembers on the International Space Station (ISS). The image provides partial views of the shuttle's main engines, orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods, vertical stabilizer, the payload bay door panels and the second component of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory, the Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) located in the cargo bay. Before docking with the station, astronaut Mark Kelly, STS-124 commander, flew the shuttle through a roll pitch maneuver or basically a backflip to allow the space station crew a good view of Discovery's heat shield. Using digital still cameras equipped with both 400 and 800 millimeter lenses, the ISS crewmembers took a number of photos of the shuttle's thermal protection system and sent them down to teams on the ground for analysis. A 400 millimeter lens was used for this image.

  • Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) in Space Shuttle Discovery's cargo bay› View High-res
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    ISS017-E-008679 (2 June 2008) --- An overhead view of the second component of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory, the Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) in Space Shuttle Discovery's cargo bay was provided by Expedition 17 crewmembers. Before docking with the station, astronaut Mark Kelly, STS-124 commander, flew the shuttle through a roll pitch maneuver or basically a backflip to allow the space station crew a good view of Discovery's heat shield. Using digital still cameras equipped with both 400 and 800 millimeter lenses, the ISS crewmembers took a number of photos of the shuttle's thermal protection system and sent them down to teams on the ground for analysis. A 400 millimeter lens was used for this image.

  • International Space Station› View High-res
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    S124-E-005521 (2 June 2008) --- The International Space Station is centered in this image photographed by an STS-124 crewmember as Space Shuttle Discovery approaches the station during rendezvous and docking activities on flight day three. Docking occurred at 2:03 p.m. (EDT) on June 2, 2008.

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    S124-E-005522 (2 June 2008) --- The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-124 crewmember as Space Shuttle Discovery approaches the station during rendezvous and docking activities on flight day three. Docking occurred at 2:03 p.m. (EDT) on June 2, 2008.

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    S124-E-005526 (2 June 2008) --- The International Space Station is centered in this image photographed by an STS-124 crewmember as Space Shuttle Discovery approaches the station during rendezvous and docking activities on flight day three. Docking occurred at 2:03 p.m. (EDT) on June 2, 2008.

  • Akihiko Hoshide› View High-res
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    S124-E-005570 (2 June 2008) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, STS-124 mission specialist, uses a handheld laser ranging device on the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle Discovery to track the range of the International Space Station during rendezvous operations.

  • Space Shuttle Discovery› View High-res
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    S124-E-005577 (2 June 2008) --- As seen through windows on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Discovery, the shuttle's robotic arm, vertical stabilizer, orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods and the approaching International Space Station are featured in this image photographed by an STS-124 crewmember during rendezvous and docking activities. Docking occurred at 2:03 p.m. (EDT) on June 2, 2008.

  • Mark Kelly› View High-res
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    S124-E-005585 (2 June 2008) --- Astronaut Mark Kelly, STS-124 commander, works on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Discovery during flight day three activities.