Space Shuttle STS-124 Mission Photos

Crew in front of the astrovanCrew
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Discovery emerges from behind a growing cloud of smokeLaunch, May 31, 2008
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LaunchLaunch
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NASA Administrator Michael Griffin watches the launchMichael Griffin
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External fuel tank begins its relative separation from the Space ShuttleExternal fuel tank separation
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Commander Mark Kelly near the commander's station on the forward flight deckCommander Mark Kelly
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Karen Nyberg, STS-124 mission specialist, exercises on the bicycle ergometer on the middeckKaren Nyberg
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko HoshideAkihiko Hoshide
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Ken Ham eats a snack at the galley on the middeck.Ken Ham
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Second component of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory.Kibo component in payload bay
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International Space Station prior to dockingISS approach
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STS-124 and Expedition 17 crewmembers greet each otherGreetings
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Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) is moved from its stowage positionKibo Pressurized Module
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Ron GaranEVA 1 - Ron Garan
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Mark Kelly floats in the hatch between the Harmony node and the newly installed Kibo ModuleNewly installed Kibo module
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Mark Kelly (right) and Ken HamWorking in Kibo module
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Akihiko HoshideAkihiko Hoshide
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Japanese Pressurized Module (foreground), Japanese Logistics Module (top right), and a portion of the Harmony nodeJapanese Pressurized Module
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Mike FossumMike Fossum, EVA 2
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Mike Fossum (left) and Ron GaranMike Fossum & Ron Garan
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Mike FossumMike Fossum
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Ron Garan with power toolRon Garan
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Mike Fossum (left) and Ron GaranMike Fossum & Ron Garan
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Mike FossumMike Fossum
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Mealtime on the Zvezda service moduleMeal time
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Kibo's interiorKibo's interior
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Akihiko Hoshide exercises on the Cycle ErgometerAkihiko Hoshide
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Mark Kelly looks through the Earth observation window in the Destiny laboratoryEarth observation window
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Ron Garan in the Quest AirlockRon Garan in Quest Airlock
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Mike Fossum (bottom) and Ron GaranEVA 3
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Mike FossumMike Fossum
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Mike FossumMike Fossum
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Akihiko Hoshide and Karen Nyberg work the controls of the robotic Canadarm2Canadarm2 controls
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Meal on the middeckMeal on the middeck
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Mike Fossum sleeps in his sleeping bagMike Fossum asleep
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Window in the newly installed Kibo laboratoryKaren Nyberg
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Ron Garan uses a communication systemRon Garan, Destiny lab
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Space Shuttle Discovery soon after undockingSpace Shuttle Discovery
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International Space StationInternational Space Station
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International Space StationInternational Space Station
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International Space StationInternational Space Station
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Landing approachGliding toward touchdown
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TouchdownLanding
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Mission ControlMission Control
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STS-124 (Space shuttle Discovery) was the second of three flights to launch components of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory.