Thursday, March 27, 2008

Shuttle Makes Rare Night Landing

STS-123 mission flown by Endeavor was completed successfully last night with a rare night landing at the Cape. The shuttle orbited the Earth 250 times over a period of 16 days.

"On board Endeavour were Mission Specialists Takao Doi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Robert L. Behnken, and Rick Linnehan; Pilot Gregory H. Johnson; Commander Dominic Gorie; and Mission Specialist Mike Foreman, as well as European Space Agency astronaut LĂ©opold Eyharts, who returned to Earth aboard Endeavour after almost 50 days in space on the International Space Station. The 16 day mission was one of the longest space shuttle missions, with 5 spacewalks for station construction that included attaching a Japanese Pressurized Module and putting together Dextre, a robotic handyman that will be available to assist in station construction and maintenence tasks."

Congratulations to the crew for a fantastically successful mission to the ISS.

No comments: