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Space Shuttle Endeavour's drag chute is deployed as the spacecraft rolls toward wheels stop on Runway 15 of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, concluding the 16-day, 6.5 million mile journey on the STS-127 mission to the International Space Station.

Onboard are NASA astronauts Mark Polansky, commander; Doug Hurley, pilot; Christopher Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Dave Wolf, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, all mission specialists.

Main gear touchdown was at 10:48:08 a.m. (EDT) on July 31, 2009. Nose gear touchdown was at 10:48:21 a.m. and wheels stop was at 10:49:13 a.m.

Endeavour delivered the Japanese Experiment Module's Exposed Facility and the Experiment Logistics Module- Exposed Section to the station. The mission was the 29th flight to the station, the 23rd flight of Endeavour and the 127th in the Space Shuttle Program, as well as the 71st landing at Kennedy.

Date: July 31, 2009
Photo credit: NASA

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