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Crew members for Discovery's STS-124 mission don their launch and entry suits before heading to Launch Pad 39A.

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Crew members for space shuttle Discovery's STS-124 mission don their launch and entry suits before heading to Launch Pad 39A. Mission Specialist Akihiko Hoshide is ready for his helmet. Hoshide, who is making his first shuttle flight, represents the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The STS-124 mission is the second of three flights launching components to complete the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. The shuttle crew will install Kibo's large Japanese Pressurized Module and its remote manipulator system, or RMS. The 14-day flight includes three spacewalks. Launch is scheduled for 5:02 p.m. May 31. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Crew members for Discovery's STS-124 mission don their launch and entry suits before heading to Launch Pad 39A.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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