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May 30, 2008
STS-124 Mission Crew arrived at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) / Countdown begins

The STS-124 Mission crewmembers arrived at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at 1:30 a.m. May 28, 2008 JST. On the same day, STS-124 countdown begins for the launch.

May 20, 2008
STS-124 (1J) Mission Launch Date Announced

Following the STS-124 Mission Flight Readiness Review (FRR), the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery is officially set for May 31 at 5:02 p.m. EDT (6:02 a.m. June 1, 2008 JST).

May 12, 2008
STS-124 Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) Concluded

The STS-124 Mission crew and ground team concluded the STS-124 Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) as scheduled.

May 7, 2008
Space Shuttle Discovery's Rollout. Kibo PM, JEMRMS were transferred into the shuttle's payload bay. / STS-124 Mission crew arrived at KSC for dress rehearsal.

On May 3 (JST), the space shuttle Discovery rolled out from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to the launch pad 39A. The PM and JEMRMS were loaded into the shuttle's payload bay on May 5 (EDT). On May 6, (EDT), the STS-124 Mission crewmembers flew to KSC for the STS-124 prelaunch rehearsal.

May 2, 2008
Kibo Pressurized Module (PM) and JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) arrived at Launch Pad 39A.

The canister carrying the STS-124 payloads, Kibo's Pressurized Module (PM) and Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), arrived at the launch pad April 29 (US Eastern Daylight Time: EDT).

April 30, 2008
Space Shuttle Discovery joined with External Tank (ET) and Solid Rocket Booster (SRB)

Space shuttle Discovery was mated with External Tank (ET) and twin Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) at Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) in NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on April 26, 2008 (US Eastern Daylight Time: EDT).

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