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Space Shuttle STS-124 Mission Photos

Discovery emerges from behind a growing cloud of smokeLaunch, May 31, 2008
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin watches the launchMichael Griffin
External fuel tank begins its relative separation from the Space ShuttleExternal fuel tank separation
Commander Mark Kelly near the commander's station on the forward flight deckCommander Mark Kelly
Karen Nyberg, STS-124 mission specialist, exercises on the bicycle ergometer on the middeckKaren Nyberg
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko HoshideAkihiko Hoshide
Second component of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory.Kibo component in payload bay
International Space Station prior to dockingISS approach
STS-124 and Expedition 17 crewmembers greet each otherGreetings
Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) is moved from its stowage positionKibo Pressurized Module
Ron GaranEVA 1 - Ron Garan
Mark Kelly floats in the hatch between the Harmony node and the newly installed Kibo ModuleNewly installed Kibo module
Mark Kelly (right) and Ken HamWorking in Kibo module
Akihiko HoshideAkihiko Hoshide
Japanese Pressurized Module (foreground), Japanese Logistics Module (top right), and a portion of the Harmony nodeJapanese Pressurized Module
Mike FossumMike Fossum, EVA 2
Mike Fossum (left) and Ron GaranMike Fossum & Ron Garan
Mike FossumMike Fossum
Ron Garan with power toolRon Garan
Mike Fossum (left) and Ron GaranMike Fossum & Ron Garan
Mike FossumMike Fossum
Mealtime on the Zvezda service moduleMeal time
Kibo's interiorKibo's interior
Akihiko Hoshide exercises on the Cycle ErgometerAkihiko Hoshide
Mark Kelly looks through the Earth observation window in the Destiny laboratoryEarth observation window
Ron Garan in the Quest AirlockRon Garan in Quest Airlock
Mike FossumMike Fossum
Mike FossumMike Fossum
Akihiko Hoshide and Karen Nyberg work the controls of the robotic Canadarm2Canadarm2 controls
Meal on the middeckMeal on the middeck
Mike Fossum sleeps in his sleeping bagMike Fossum asleep
Window in the newly installed Kibo laboratoryKaren Nyberg
Ron Garan uses a communication systemRon Garan, Destiny lab
Space Shuttle Discovery soon after undockingSpace Shuttle Discovery
International Space StationInternational Space Station
International Space StationInternational Space Station
International Space StationInternational Space Station
Landing approachGliding toward touchdown
Mission ControlMission Control

STS-124 (Space shuttle Discovery) was the second of three flights to launch components of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory.

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