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STS 124



STS 124 is an American shuttle craft that was launched towards the International Space Station (ISS) at 21:02 UT on 31 May 2008. It carried seven astronauts (six American, and one Japanese) to the ISS. The major mission is to install the 16-tonne pressurized, second segment of the Japanese research laboratory, and to repair the liquid toilet. It was to dock with the ISS on 02 June. Three spacewalks are planned for the installation and integration of the lab. The shuttle will land back after a 14 day mission. During the launch, foam debris from the external fuel tank was observed to hit the launch pad. An inspection by the crew later found no visible impact on the shuttle itself. Supplemental information on the mission will be reported in July issue of this Bulletin.

Alternate Names

  • 32960
  • STS124

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-05-31
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair
  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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