Mission: Delivered logistics module and robotics system to the International Space Station
Launch: March 11, 2008, 2:28 a.m. EDT
Landing: March 26, 2008, 8:39 p.m. EDT
Mission Number: STS-123, (122nd space shuttle flight)
Launch Window: 10 minutes
Launch Pad: 39A
Mission Duration: 15 days, 18 hours
Landing Site: KSC
Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
Primary Payload: 25th station flight (1J/A), Kibo Logistics Module, Dextre Robotics System
Dominic Gorie, Commander
Gregory Johnson, Pilot
Richard Linnehan, Mission Specialist
Robert Behnken, Mission Specialist
Michael Foreman, Mission Specialist
Takao Doi, Mission Specialist
Garrett Reisman, Mission Specialist, Embarking to International Space Station
Leopold Eyharts, Flight Engineer, Returning from International Space Station
A veteran space flier, Navy Capt. Dominic L. Gorie, commanded the STS-123 shuttle mission to deliver the Japanese Kibo Logistics Module and the Canadian Dextre robotics system to the International Space Station. Air Force Col. Gregory H. Johnson served as pilot. Mission specialists included Richard M. Linnehan, Air Force Maj. Robert L. Behnken, Navy Capt. Michael J. Foreman and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Takao Doi. STS-123 was the first spaceflight for Johnson, Behnken and Foreman.
The mission delivered NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman to the station and returned European Space Agency astronaut Léopold Eyharts to Earth.
STS-123 was the 25th shuttle mission to the International Space Station.