October 6, 2011
NASA Administrator Mike Griffin welcomes astronaut Dominic Gorie (right), STS-123 commander, at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale is at left. Space Shuttle Endeavour landed on Runway 15 to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station. The main landing gear touched down at 8:39:08 p.m. (EDT) on March 26, 2008. The nose landing gear touched down at 8:39:17 p.m. and wheel stop was at 8:40:41 p.m. The mission completed nearly 6.6 million miles. The landing was on the second opportunity after the first was waved off due to unstable weather in the Kennedy Space Center area. The STS-123 mission delivered the first segment of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, known as Dextre.
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