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Members of space shuttle get ready to inspect part of the payload for the mission the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 crew get ready to inspect part of the payload for the mission, the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, known as Dextre. Seen in front are Pilot Gregory Johnson and Mission Specialist Takao Doi, who represents the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency. Dextre will work with the mobile base and Canadarm2 on the International Space Station to perform critical construction and maintenance tasks. The crew is at Kennedy for crew equipment interface test, a process of familiarization with payloads, hardware and the space shuttle. The STS-123 mission is targeted for launch on Feb. 14. It will be the 25th assembly flight of the station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Members of space shuttle get ready to inspect part of the payload for the mission the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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