October 6, 2011
The STS-123 crew members pose for a portrait under Space Shuttle Endeavour at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. From the left are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takao Doi, NASA astronauts Robert L. Behnken and Rick Linnehan, all mission specialists; Gregory H. Johnson, pilot; Dominic Gorie, commander; and Mike Foreman, mission specialist. 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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