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    STS124-S-071 (14 June 2008) --- After landing on runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Discovery is purged -- providing cool and humidified air conditioning to the payload bay and other cavities to remove any residual explosive or toxic fumes -- while still on the runway. Cooling transfer to ground services occurs at about the same time, allowing onboard cooling to be shut down. When it is determined that the area in and around the orbiter is safe, the crew prepares for departure from the orbiter. The main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

  • KSC Director Bill Parsons, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Director of Program Management and Integration Yuichi Yamaura and Vice President Kaoru Mamiya› View High-res
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    STS124-S-072 (14 June 2008) --- After Space Shuttle Discovery's landing on runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA VIPs take a close look at the orbiter. From the left are KSC Director Bill Parsons and Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations. At right are the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Director of Program Management and Integration Yuichi Yamaura and Vice President Kaoru Mamiya. Discovery's landing ended the STS-124 mission, a 14-day flight to the International Space Station. The main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

  • NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier, Deputy Shuttle Program Manager LeRoy Cain and KSC Director Bill Parsons› View High-res
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    STS124-S-073 (14 June 2008) --- After Space Shuttle Discovery's landing on runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA VIPs take a close look at the orbiter. From the left are Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations; LeRoy Cain, NASA deputy shuttle program manager; and KSC Director Bill Parsons. Discovery's landing ended the STS-124 mission, a 14-day flight to the International Space Station. The main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

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    STS124-S-074 (14 June 2008) --- Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations, looks at the thermal protection system tiles on the underside of Space Shuttle Discovery, whose landing ended the STS-124 mission, a 14-day flight to the International Space Station. The main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

  • NASA Associate Administrator Chris Scolese with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Vice President Kaoru Mamiya and Director of Program Management and Integration Yuichi Yamaura› View High-res
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    STS124-S-075 (14 June 2008) --- After Space Shuttle Discovery's landing on runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, NASA Associate Administrator Chris Scolese (left) joins the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Vice President Kaoru Mamiya (center) and Director of Program Management and Integration Yuichi Yamaura to look at the orbiter's underside. Discovery's landing ended the STS-124 mission, a 14-day flight to the International Space Station. The main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

  • The STS-124 crew› View High-res
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    STS124-S-076 (14 June 2008) --- After their successful STS-124 mission and landing on runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, crewmembers exit the crew transport vehicle. Leading the way is NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, commander; followed by (from the left) Mike Fossum, Karen Nyberg, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and NASA astronaut Ron Garan, all mission specialists. Behind them is Stephen Lindsey, chief of the astronaut office, and astronaut Janet Kavandi. Space Shuttle Discovery's main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

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    STS124-S-077 (14 June 2008) --- The STS-124 crewmembers finish their traditional walk-around Space Shuttle Discovery after landing on runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, to end a 14-day mission to the International Space Station. At left are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, NASA astronauts Ron Garan, both mission specialists; and Ken Ham, pilot. At center is NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, mission specialist. At right are NASA astronauts Mike Fossum, mission specialist, and Mark Kelly, commander. The STS-124 mission ended with Discovery's landing on runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, ending a 14-day mission to the International Space Station. Discovery's main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

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    STS124-S-078 (14 June 2008) --- The STS-124 mission crew addresses the media after their successful landing aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The landing ended a 14-day mission to the International Space Station. From the left are NASA astronauts Ken Ham, pilot; Karen Nyberg and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, both mission specialists; NASA astronauts Mark Kelly, commander; Mike Fossum and Ron Garan, both mission specialists. Discovery's main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

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    STS124-S-079 (14 June 2008) --- The STS-124 mission crew pose for a group photo before heading to crew quarters after their successful landing aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The landing ended a 14-day mission to the International Space Station. From left are NASA astronauts Ken Ham, pilot; Karen Nyberg and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, both mission specialists; NASA astronauts Mark Kelly, commander; Mike Fossum and Ron Garan, both mission specialists. Discovery's main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

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    STS124-S-080 (14 June 2008) --- Space Shuttle Discovery is towed from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Discovery's landing ended the 14-day, STS-124 mission to the International Space Station. The STS-124 mission delivered the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Japanese Pressurized Module and its remote manipulator system to the International Space Station. The landing was on time at 11:15 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008.