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STS-123 Mission Journal

STS-123 Updated Flight Facts
Mission: International Space Station Flight 1J/A
Orbiter: Endeavour (OV-105)
Payloads: ISS Kibo Module (Pressurized Section), DEXTRE
Crew: 7 (6 US, 1 Japanese) 1 US - ISS Up/1 French - ISS Down
Launch Date: Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008
Launch Time: 2:28AM EDT (0628 GMT)
Launch Window: 10 minutes
Launch Facility: Kennedy Space Center, Pad 39A
Docking: 12 Mar 2008, 11:49PM EDT (FD-3)
EVAs: 5 Spacewalks
Undocking: 24 Mar 2008, 8:25PM EDT (FD-15)
Landing Date: 26 Mar 2008 (FD-17)
Landing Time: 8:39PM EDT (0039 GMT Mar 27th)
Landing Facility: Kennedy Space Center (Runway 15)
Orbital Insertion Altitude: 123 nautical miles (226 kilometers)
Orbit Inclination: 51.60°
Orbit Period: 91.6 minutes (250 Orbits)
Duration: 15 days, 18:12:27
Flight Stats: 122nd Shuttle flight (21st for Endeavour)
Launch On Need: STS-324 (Discovery)

Mission info from NASA, JAXA, and Spaceflight Now! websites


STS-123 Press Kit cover. NASA image.A veteran space flier, Navy Capt. Dominic L. Gorie, will command the STS-123 shuttle mission to deliver the Japanese Kibo Logistics Module and the Canadian Dextre robotics system to the International Space Station. Air Force Col. Gregory H. Johnson will serve as pilot. Mission specialists include Richard M. Linnehan, Air Force Maj. Robert L. Behnken, Navy Capt. Michael J. Foreman and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Takao Doi. Johnson, Behnken and Foreman will be making their first spaceflight.

Expedition 16's Leopold Eyharts (left) will return to Earth aboard Endeavour. NASA PHOTO NO: ISS016-S-002DThe mission will deliver NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman to the complex and return European Space Agency astronaut Léopold Eyharts to Earth.

STS-123 is the 25th shuttle mission to the International Space Station.

+ Read the Jan. 29, 2007, press release
+ Read the Feb. 13, 2007, press release
+ Read the April 16, 2007, press release