Stock Photo - NASA astronaut Mark Kelly (right), STS-124 commander, talks with Bill Gerstenmaier (left), NASA associate administrator for Space Operations, and Chris Scolese (center), NASA associate administrator, underneath the Space Shuttle Discovery shortly after landing. Discovery touched down on runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, concluding the 14-day STS-124 mission to the International Space Station. Onboard were NASA astronauts Mark Kelly, commander; Ken Ham, pilot; Mike Fossum, Ron Garan, Karen Nyberg, Garrett Reisman and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, all mission specialists. The main landing gear touched down at 11:15:19 a.m. (EDT) on June 14, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 11:15:30 a.m. and wheel stop was at 11:16:19 a.m. During the mission, Discovery's crew installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's large Kibo laboratory and its remote manipulator system leaving a larger space station and one with increased science capabilities.

Stock Photo: NASA astronaut Mark Kelly (right), STS-124 commander, talks with Bill Gerstenmaier (left), NASA associate administrator for Space Operations.

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