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sts124-s-074

October 19, 2011
Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations, looks at the thermal protection system tiles on the underside of Space Shuttle Discovery, whose landing ended the STS-124 mission, a 14-day flight to the International Space Station. 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.


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