Space Shuttle STS-123 Mission Photos

Takao Doi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Takao Doi
Flags wave near Launch Pad 39A where space shuttle Endeavour waits for liftoff Waiting for liftoff
Mission Control Mission Control
Liftoff Night launch
Astronaut Rick Linnehan has a drink Rick Linnehan
Astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-123 mission specialist Garrett Reisman
<empty>Japanese Kibo laboratory in the Shuttle's payload bay Kibo laboratory in payload bay
The logistics module for the Japanese Kibo laboratory in Space Shuttle Endeavour's payload bay Kibo laboratory
Overhead view of the exterior of Space Shuttle Endeavour's crew cabin Overhead view
Low angle view of the nose and underside of Space Shuttle Endeavour Low angle view
Space Shuttle Endeavour approaches the International Space Station Docking approach
The Dextre robotic system and the logistics module for the Japanese Kibo laboratory are visible in Endeavour's cargo bay View of payload bay
Astronaut Garrett Reisman, Expedition 16 flight engineer Garrett Reisman (EVA 1)
Rick Linnehan anchored to a Canadarm2 mobile foot restraint Rick Linnehan
The Canadian-built Dextre robotic system is moved to its place on a station truss Dextre robotic system
Crewmembers working various tasks in the Destiny laboratoryDestiny laboratory
A water bubble with candy trapped inside Water bubble

STS-123, the 25th shuttle mission to the International Space Station, will deliver the first section of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's new laboratory module "Kibo". Also being delivered is Canada's new robotics system, the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre).

Crew: Commander Dominic Gorie, Pilot Gregory Johnson, mission specialists Richard Linnehan, Robert Behnken, Garrett Reisman, Michael Foreman, Takao Doi (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency).