Images from STS-124 Shuttle Mission to ISS

Below are some images from the current NASA space shuttle mission, STS-124 at the International Space Station (ISS). The shuttle Discovery was launched on 31 May 2008 for a mission duration of 14 days.

STS-124 shuttle mission is to deliver and install the Pressurized Module and robotic arm of the Japanese Experiment Module, known as “Kibo” (hope), to the International Space Station. This mission is the second of three flights that will launch components to complete the Kibo laboratory. It will also deliver some last minute parts to repair a balky toilet on board the space station.

STS-124 Launch

The Space Shuttle Discovery and its seven-member STS-124 crew head toward Earth-orbit and a scheduled link-up with the International Space Station (ISS).

STS-124 external fuel tank

Backdropped against a blanket of clouds, the STS-124 external fuel tank (ET) begins its relative separation from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

ISS

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. The station just keeps growing in size with every mission.

STS-124 EVA

Astronaut Mike Fossum, STS-124 mission specialist, participates in the mission’s second scheduled session of extravehicular activity (EVA) with astronaut Ron Garan (not in frame).

Kibo Pressurized Module & logistics module

The Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module and Kibo Japanese logistics module are featured in this image.

Click here for more STS-124 Shuttle Mission images.

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~ by thChieh on June 9, 2008.

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