Space Shuttle Discovery Prepares For Launch

Space Shuttle Discovery STS-124 Astronauts, (R-L) led by commander Mark Kelly, pilot Ken Ham, mission specialists Karen Nyberg, Ron Garan, Mike Fossum, Akihiko Hoshide of the Japanese Space Agency JAXA, and Greg Chamitoff, walk out of the operations and checkout building on their way to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center May 31, 2008, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Discovery is scheduled to lift off for the International Space Station May 31.
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