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Discovery STS-124 Scheduled for Launch

Posted by Lydia on May 20th, 2008

Mark your event calendar for May 31 as the tentative launch date of STS-124. The mission encompasses 14 days and includes two spacewalks. This the second of three missions transporting components to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Kibo lab. The Discovery crew consists of Commander Mark E. Kelly, Pilot Kenneth T. Ham, Mission Specialists Gregory E. Chamitoff (who will stay aboard the Space Station), Michael E. Fossum, Karen L. Nyberg, Ronald J. Garan and Akihiko Hoshide (JAXA). Discovery will return with Flight Engineer Garrett Reisman.

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