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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Taking part in In-Flight Maintenance training, the STS-107 crew poses in front of the SPACEHAB Double Module. In back are Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla; in front are Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool (behind) and Mission Specialist Michael Anderson. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1853

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Four members of the STS-107 crew look over equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module, which will be making its first research flight into space on STS-107. Seen are (left to right) Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Commander Rick D. Husband and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1849

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission, STS-107 crew members check equipment and paperwork inside the SPACEHAB Double Module. From left to right are Pilot William C. "Willie" McCool; Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon; Mission Specialists Michael Anderson and David M. Brown; and Commander Rick D. Husband. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1840

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission, STS-107 crew members check equipment and paperwork inside the SPACEHAB Double Module. From left to right are Pilot William C. "Willie" McCool; Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon; Mission Specialists Michael Anderson and David M. Brown; and Commander Rick D. Husband. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1840

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-107 crew members take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. Under the watchful eyes of SPACEHAB trainer David Butler (left), Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel (center) and Mission Specialist David M. Brown (right) check equipment and paperwork inside the SPACEHAB Double Module. Research mission STS-107, scheduled to launch July 19, 2001, will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science KSC-00pp1842

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-107 crew take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. One of the payload elements on the mission is the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space. Working with equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module are (left to right) Commander Rick D. Husband, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel and Pilot William C. "Willie" McCool , while SPACEHAB trainer David Butler (standing) looks on. Research mission STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1841

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Taking part in In-Flight Maintenance training, the STS-107 crew poses in front of the SPACEHAB Double Module. In back are Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla; in front are Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool (behind) and Mission Specialist Michael Anderson. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1852

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Taking part in In-Flight Maintenance training, the STS-107 crew poses in front of the SPACEHAB Double Module. In back are Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla; in front are Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool (behind) and Mission Specialist Michael Anderson. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1853

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Four members of the STS-107 crew look over equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module, which will be making its first research flight into space on STS-107. Seen are (left to right) Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Commander Rick D. Husband and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1849

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-107 crew members take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. Under the watchful eyes of SPACEHAB trainer David Butler (left), Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel (center) and Mission Specialist David M. Brown (right) check equipment and paperwork inside the SPACEHAB Double Module. Research mission STS-107, scheduled to launch July 19, 2001, will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science KSC00pp1842

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-107 crew take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. One of the payload elements on the mission is the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space. Working with equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module are (left to right) Commander Rick D. Husband, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel and Pilot William C. "Willie" McCool , while SPACEHAB trainer David Butler (standing) looks on. Research mission STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1841

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-107 crew look over equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module, which will be making its first research flight into space on STS-107. Seen are (left to right) Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon and Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Commander Rick D. Husband, [trainer David Butler] and Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1854

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-107 crew look over equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module, which will be making its first research flight into space on STS-107. Seen are (left to right) Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon and Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Commander Rick D. Husband, [trainer David Butler] and Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1854

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Taking part in In-Flight Maintenance training, the STS-107 crew poses in front of the SPACEHAB Double Module. In back are Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla; in front are Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool (behind) and Mission Specialist Michael Anderson. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1852

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-107 crew take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. One of the payload elements on the mission is the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space. Working with equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module are (left to right) SPACEHAB trainer David Butler, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Commander Rick D. Husband, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, from Israel. Research mission STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1834

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-107 crew take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. One of the payload elements on the mission is the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space. Checking equipment and paperwork inside the SPACEHAB Double Module are (left to right) Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Commander Rick D. Husband and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1848

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-107 crew take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. One of the payload elements on the mission is the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space. Working with equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module are (front) Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (left), astronaut from Israel, and Commander Rick D. Husband; (back) Mission Specialist David Brown, SPACEHAB trainer David Butler, and Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool. Research mission STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1835

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-107 crew take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. One of the payload elements on the mission is the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space. Working with equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module are (left to right) SPACEHAB trainer David Butler, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Commander Rick D. Husband, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, from Israel. Research mission STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1834

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-107 crew take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. One of the payload elements on the mission is the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space. Working with equipment inside the SPACEHAB Double Module are (front) Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (left), astronaut from Israel, and Commander Rick D. Husband; (back) Mission Specialist David Brown, SPACEHAB trainer David Butler, and Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool. Research mission STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1835

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-107 crew take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. Looking over an experiment are (left to right) Mission Specialist David M. Brown and Laurel Clark (back to camera), Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel and Commander Rick D. Husband; Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool is behind them. Looking on are project engineers and scientists. At right are Mission Specialists Michael Anderson and Kalpana Chawla. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1839

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-107 crew take part in In-Flight Maintenance training for their mission. One of the payload elements on the mission is the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space. Checking equipment and paperwork inside the SPACEHAB Double Module are (left to right) Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Commander Rick D. Husband and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1848

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew learn about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. From left are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and Michael Anderson, Roberteen McCray of Bionetics, Commander Rick D. Husband,; Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel and Mission Specialist David M. Brown. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1857

As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew learn about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. Gathered around the table are (from left) Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and Michael Anderson, Roberteen McCray of Bionetics, Commander Rick D. Husband, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel and Mission Specialist David M. Brown. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1856

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training, members of the STS-107 crew check out one of the Biotube experiments that will be part of their research mission . From left (in uniform) are Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla; Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool (crouching behind the table); Commander Rick D. Husband; and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. At right is project engineer April Boody. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1846

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training, members of the STS-107 crew check out one of the Biotube experiments that will be part of their research mission . From left (in uniform) are Mission Specialist David M. Brown, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla; Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool (crouching behind the table); Commander Rick D. Husband; and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. At right is project engineer April Boody. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1846

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the STS-107 crew learns about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. From left are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Roberteen McCray of Bionetics, Commander Rick D. Husband, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, and Mission Specialists David M. Brown and Michael Anderson. At right is Debbie Wells of Bionetics. Not seen is Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1860

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training, members of the STS-107 crew check out one of the Biotube experiments that will be part of their research mission. From left (in uniform) are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, Mission Specialists David M. Brown and Kalpana Chawla, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool (crouching behind the table), Commander Rick D. Husband, and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1847

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Mission Specialists David M. Brown (center) and Michael Anderson (right) get information about one of the Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. At left is Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel. The crew has been taking part in In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., for their mission. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1858

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the STS-107 crew learns about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. From left are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Roberteen McCray of Bionetics, Commander Rick D. Husband, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, and Mission Specialists David M. Brown and Michael Anderson. At right is Debbie Wells of Bionetics. Not seen is Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1860

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew takes part in In-Flight Maintenance training, learning more about experiments that will be part of the mission. Seated in front (left to right) are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel; Commander Rick D. Husband; Mission Specialist Laurel Clark; and Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool; in back are Mission Specialists David M. Brown and Michael Anderson. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1851

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew learn about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. From left Commander Rick D. Husband and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel look over paperwork. Mission Specialists David M. Brown and Michael Anderson (center) look at the way Debbie Wells of Bionetics manipulates part of the equipment. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1859

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew learn about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. From left Commander Rick D. Husband and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel look over paperwork. Mission Specialists David M. Brown and Michael Anderson (center) look at the way Debbie Wells of Bionetics manipulates part of the equipment. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1859

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the STS-107 crew learns about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. Seen looking over paperwork and one of the BRIC experiments are Commander Rick D. Husband (left) and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1861

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-107 crew are taking part in In-Flight Maintenance training. Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, project engineer April Boody, Commander Rick D. Husband and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark look over a Biotube experiment. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1845

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-107 crew are taking part in In-Flight Maintenance training. Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, project engineer April Boody, Commander Rick D. Husband and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark look over a Biotube experiment. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1845

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Mission Specialists David M. Brown (center) and Michael Anderson (right) get information about one of the Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. At left is Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel. The crew has been taking part in In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., for their mission. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1858

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the STS-107 crew learns about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. Seen looking over paperwork and one of the BRIC experiments are Commander Rick D. Husband (left) and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1861

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew takes part in In-Flight Maintenance training, learning more about experiments that will be part of the mission. Seated in front (left to right) are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel; Commander Rick D. Husband; Mission Specialist Laurel Clark; and Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool; in back are Mission Specialists David M. Brown and Michael Anderson. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC00pp1851

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training, members of the STS-107 crew check out one of the Biotube experiments that will be part of their research mission. From left (in uniform) are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel, Mission Specialists David M. Brown and Kalpana Chawla, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool (crouching behind the table), Commander Rick D. Husband, and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1847

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew learn about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. From left are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and Michael Anderson, Roberteen McCray of Bionetics, Commander Rick D. Husband,; Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel and Mission Specialist David M. Brown. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1857

As part of In-Flight Maintenance training at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew learn about Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments that will be on their mission. Gathered around the table are (from left) Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Pilot William C. “Willie” McCool, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and Michael Anderson, Roberteen McCray of Bionetics, Commander Rick D. Husband, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon of Israel and Mission Specialist David M. Brown. STS-107 will carry a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. It is scheduled to launch July 19, 2001 KSC-00pp1856

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., the STS-107 crew takes part in Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities. From left are Mission Specialist Laurel Blair Salton Clark, Commander Rick Douglas Husband, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel, and Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson. A trainer is at far right. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the Spacehab Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. The CEIT activities enable the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. Other STS-107 crew members are Pilot William C. McCool and Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and David M. Brown. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC01pd1116

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel, manipulates a piece of equipment in the Spacehab module. He and other crew members are taking part in Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the Spacehab Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. The CEIT activities enable the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. Other STS-107 crew members are Commander Rick Douglas Husband, Pilot William C. McCool; Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; and Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Blair Salton Clark and David M. Brown. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC-01pp1118

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., STS-107 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla checks out items stored in the Spacehab module. Behind her, left, is Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel, looking over a piece of equipment. At right is a trainer. The crew is taking part in Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities at SPACEHAB, Port Canaveral, Fla. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the Spacehab Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. The CEIT activities enable the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. Other STS-107 crew members are Commander Rick Douglas Husband, Pilot William C. McCool; Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; and Mission Specialists Laurel Blair Salton Clark and David M. Brown. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC01pd1117

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT)activities at Spacehab, Cape Canaveral, Fla., STS-107 Commander Rick Douglas Husband checks out a piece of equipment. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the Spacehab Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. The CEIT activities enable the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. Other STS-107 crew members are Pilot William C. McCool; Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, David M. Brown and Laurel Blair Salton Clark; and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC-01pp1114

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT)activities at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., STS-107 Mission Specialist Laurel Blair Salton Clark gets hands-on training on equipment inside the Spacehab module. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the Spacehab Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. CEIT activities enable the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. Other STS-107 crew members are Commander Rick Douglas Husband; Pilot William C. McCool; Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and David M. Brown; and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC01pd1113

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (foreground), of Israel, and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla (background) check out experiments inside the Spacehab module. They and other crew members are taking part in Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities that enable the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the Spacehab Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. . Other STS-107 crew members are Commander Rick Douglas Husband, Pilot William C. McCool; Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; and Mission Specialists Laurel Blair Salton Clark and David M. Brown. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC01pd1119

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT)activities at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., STS-107 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla looks over equipment inside the Spacehab module. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the Spacehab Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. The CEIT activities enable the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. Other STS-107 crew members are Commander Rick Douglas Husband; Pilot William C. McCool; Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; Mission Specialists Laurel Blair Salton Clark and David M. Brown; and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC-01pp1115

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson trains on equipment in the training module at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla. Anderson and other crew members Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. McCool, Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Blair Salton Clark and David M. Brown; and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel, are at SPACEHAB to take part in Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities. The CEIT enables the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. . As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC-01pp1168

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel, trains on equipment in the training module at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral. Ramon and other crew members Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. McCool, Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; and Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Blair Salton Clark and David M. Brown are at SPACEHAB to take part in Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities. The CEIT enables the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC01pd1167

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test activities at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., STS-107 Mission Specialist Laurel Blair Salton Clark gets hands-on training on a glove box experiment inside the training module. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. CEIT activities enable the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. Other STS-107 crew members are Commander Rick Douglas Husband; Pilot William C. McCool; Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and David M. Brown; and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC-01pp1162

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test activities at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., STS-107 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla trains on a glove box experiment. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. CEIT activities enable the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. Other STS-107 crew members are Commander Rick Douglas Husband; Pilot William C. McCool; Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; Mission Specialists Laurel Blair Salton Clark and David M. Brown; and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC-01pp1164

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-107 Mission Specialist David M. Brown trains on equipment in the training module at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla. Brown and other crew members Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. McCool, Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson; Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Blair Salton Clark; and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, of Israel, are at SPACEHAB to take part in Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities. The CEIT enables the crew to perform certain flight operations, operate experiments in a flight-like environment, evaluate stowage locations and obtain additional exposure to specific experiment operations. As a research mission, STS-107 will carry the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. STS-107 is scheduled for launch May 23, 2002 KSC01pd1166

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, members of the STS-107 crew look over elements in the SPACEHAB Double Module as part of equipment familiarization for their mission. The crew comprises Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, David Brown and Laurel Clark, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon. STS-107 has two payload elements, the Double Module in its first flight into space and a Hitchhiker payload. The double module provides greater experiment capability than on previous flights, resulting for this mission in a very broad collection of experiments for NASA and commercial and European customers. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). The Hitchhiker carrier system is modular and expandable in accordance with payload requirements, which allows maximum efficiency in utilizing orbiter resources and increases the potential for early manifesting on the Shuttle. Hitchhiker experiments are housed in canisters or attached to mounting plates. The Hitchhiker canister comes in two varieties--the Hitchhiker Motorized Door Canister and the Sealed Canisters. STS-107 is scheduled to launch in May 2002 KSC-01pp1569

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, members of the STS-107 crew look over elements in the SPACEHAB Double Module as part of equipment familiarization for their mission. The crew comprises Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, David Brown and Laurel Clark, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon. STS-107 has two payload elements, the Double Module in its first flight into space and a Hitchhiker payload. The double module provides greater experiment capability than on previous flights, resulting for this mission in a very broad collection of experiments for NASA and commercial and European customers. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). The Hitchhiker carrier system is modular and expandable in accordance with payload requirements, which allows maximum efficiency in utilizing orbiter resources and increases the potential for early manifesting on the Shuttle. Hitchhiker experiments are housed in canisters or attached to mounting plates. The Hitchhiker canister comes in two varieties--the Hitchhiker Motorized Door Canister and the Sealed Canisters. STS-107 is scheduled to launch in May 2002 KSC-01pp1571

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - At SPACEHAB in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew get training on experiments in the Double Module, one of the mission payloads. Standing at left is Mission Specialist David Brown; kneeling in front are (left) Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, from Israel, and Pilot William "Willie" McCool; Commander Rick Husband stands in the background. In the center is a trainer. A research mission, the mission will be the first flight of the Double Module and will also carry a Hitchhiker payload. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). The Hitchhiker carrier system is modular and expandable in accordance with payload requirements. Hitchhiker experiments are housed in canisters or attached to mounting plates. The Hitchhiker canister comes in two varieties--the Hitchhiker Motorized Door Canister and the Sealed Canisters KSC-01pp1691

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At SPACEHAB in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew pose outside of the Double Module, one of the mission payloads. From left to right are Mission Specialist David Brown, Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, from Israel. A research mission, the mission will be the first flight of the Double Module and will also carry a Hitchhiker payload. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). The Hitchhiker carrier system is modular and expandable in accordance with payload requirements. Hitchhiker experiments are housed in canisters or attached to mounting plates. The Hitchhiker canister comes in two varieties--the Hitchhiker Motorized Door Canister and the Sealed Canisters KSC-01pp1693

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Inside the Double Module, located at SPACEHAB in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew get training on some of the experiments that will be on their research mission. Kneeling in front are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (left) and Pilot William "Willie" McCool; standing behind them are Mission Specialist David Brown and Commander Rick Husband, who is working with a trainer. The mission will be the first flight of the Double Module and will also carry a Hitchhiker payload. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). The Hitchhiker carrier system is modular and expandable in accordance with payload requirements. Hitchhiker experiments are housed in canisters or attached to mounting plates. The Hitchhiker canister comes in two varieties--the Hitchhiker Motorized Door Canister and the Sealed Canisters KSC-01pp1694

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, from Israel, pauses during an experiment at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., to talk with Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. STS-107 is a research mission. The primary payload is the first flight of the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM). The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). Also part of the payload is the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments: Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment (MEIDEX), Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding Experiment (SOLSE-2), Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite for Heuristic International Networking Experiment (STARSHINE), Critical Viscosity of Xenon-2 (CVX-2), Solar Constant Experiment-3 (SOLOCON-3), Prototype Synchrotron Radiation Detector (PSRD), Low Power Transceiver (LPT), and Collisions Into Dust Experiment -2 (COLLIDE-2). STS-107 is scheduled to launch in July 2002. KSC01pd1882

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - - STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, from Israel, works on an experiment at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla. With him is Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. STS-107 is a research mission. The primary payload is the first flight of the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM). The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). Also part of the payload is the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments: Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment (MEIDEX), Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding Experiment (SOLSE-2), Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite for Heuristic International Networking Experiment (STARSHINE), Critical Viscosity of Xenon-2 (CVX-2), Solar Constant Experiment-3 (SOLOCON-3), Prototype Synchrotron Radiation Detector (PSRD), Low Power Transceiver (LPT), and Collisions Into Dust Experiment -2 (COLLIDE-2). STS-107 is scheduled to launch in July 2002 KSC01pd1883

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, from Israel, trains on equipment at SPACEHAB, Cape Canaveral, Fla. STS-107 is a research mission. The primary payload is the first flight of the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM). The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). Also part of the payload is the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments: Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment (MEIDEX), Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding Experiment (SOLSE-2), Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite for Heuristic International Networking Experiment (STARSHINE), Critical Viscosity of Xenon-2 (CVX-2), Solar Constant Experiment-3 (SOLOCON-3), Prototype Synchrotron Radiation Detector (PSRD), Low Power Transceiver (LPT), and Collisions Into Dust Experiment -2 (COLLIDE-2). STS-107 is scheduled to launch in July 2002 KSC-02pd0052

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (left), with the Israeli Space Agency, and Payload Commander Michael Anderson pause during a payload check in the Orbiter Processing Facility. A research mission, STS-107 will carry as the primary payload the first flight of the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences. Another payload is FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) comprising Mediterranean Israeli Dust, Solar Constant, Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding, Critical Viscosity of Xenon, Low Power, and Space Experimental Module experiments. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 11, 2002 KSC-02pd0753

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Dressed in bunny suits, STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson (left) and 107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (right), who is with the Israeli Space Agency, review data in Columbia's payload bay for the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) experiments for the mission. FREESTAR comprises Mediterranean Israeli Dust, Solar Constant, Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding, Critical Viscosity of Xenon, Low Power, and Space Experimental Module experiments. Another payload is the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 11, 2002 KSC-02pd0757

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson (left) and 107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, with the Israeli Space Agency, look at one of the main engines on Columbia. A research mission, STS-107 will carry as the primary payload the first flight of the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences. Another payload is FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) comprising Mediterranean Israeli Dust, Solar Constant, Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding, Critical Viscosity of Xenon, Low Power, and Space Experimental Module experiments. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 11, 2002 KSC-02pd0754

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Dressed in a bunny suit, STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, who is with the Israeli Space Agency, reviews data in Columbia's payload bay for Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) experiments for the mission. FREESTAR comprises Mediterranean Israeli Dust, Solar Constant, Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding, Critical Viscosity of Xenon, Low Power, and Space Experimental Module experiments. Another payload is the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 11, 2002 KSC-02pd0758

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Dressed in bunny suits, STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson (left) and 107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, with the Israeli Space Agency, are ready to enter Columbia's payload bay to work on Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) experiments for the mission. FREESTAR comprises Mediterranean Israeli Dust, Solar Constant, Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding, Critical Viscosity of Xenon, Low Power, and Space Experimental Module experiments. Another payload is the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 11, 2002 KSC-02pd0755

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test activities, the STS-107 crew looks at flight equipment in the Orbiter Processing Facility. From left are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (with the Israeli Space Agency), Pilot William "Willie" McCool (center), Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla and Commander Rick Husband. STS-107 is a research mission, with the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB, as the primary payload, plus the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2002 KSC-02pd0933

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test activities, the STS-107 crew looks at flight equipment in the Orbiter Processing Facility. From left are Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (with the Israeli Space Agency), and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. STS-107 is a research mission, with the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB, as the primary payload, plus the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2002 KSC-02pd0931

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test activities, the STS-107 crew looks at flight equipment in the Orbiter Processing Facility. Seen counter clockwise from top left are Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Commander Rick Husband, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and Kalpana Chawla, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, who is with the Israeli Space Agency. STS-107 is a research mission, with the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB, as the primary payload, plus the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2002 KSC-02pd0929

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test activities, the STS-107 crew looks at flight equipment in the Orbiter Processing Facility. Seen left to right are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, who is with the Israeli Space Agency, Mission Specialists David Brown and Kalpana Chawla, Commander Rick Husband and Pilot William "Willie" McCool. Behind Chawla is Payload Commander Michael Anderson. STS-107 is a research mission, with the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB, as the primary payload, plus the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2002 KSC-02pd0930

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Commander Rick Husband arrives at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Other crew members are Pilot William "Willie" McCool Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut). STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2003. KSC-02pd1917

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Mission Specialist Laurel Clark arrives at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Other crew members are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and David Brown, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2003. KSC-02pd1922

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut) arrives at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Other crew members are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, David Brown and Laurel Clark. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2003. KSC-02pd1920

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew arrives at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. Standing, left to right, are Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialist David Brown, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut), and Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and Kalpana Chawla. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. KSC-02pd1916

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla arrives at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Other crew members are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists David Brown and Laurel Clark and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut). STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2003. KSC-02pd1918

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Pilot William "Willie" McCool pauses next to the T-38 jet aircraft in which he flew to KSC. He and the crew are at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Other crew members are Commander Rick Husband, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, David Brown and Laurel Clark, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2003. KSC-02pd1923

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Mission Specialist David Brown arrives at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Other crew members are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut). STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2003. KSC-02pd1919

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (left) and Mission Specialist David Brown (right) are ready to head for crew quarters after arriving at KSC. The crew is taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Other crew members are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, and Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2003. KSC-02pd1921

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, gets help with his suitup for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown at the pad. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1956

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, takes a break during training on the operation of an M113 armored personnel carrier during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, a standard part of launch preparations. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. KSC-02pd1931

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- The STS-107 crew poses for a group portrait with their instructor beside an M113 armored personnel carrier. The crew is participating in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, a standard part of launch preparations. In the front, from left, are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut), Instructor George Hoggard, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialist David Brown, and Payload Commander Michael Anderson. In the back, from left, are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla and Pilot William "Willie" McCool. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. KSC-02pd1938

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew poses for a group portrait with their instructor inside an M113 armored personnel carrier. The crew is participating in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, a standard part of launch preparations. From left to right are Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Instructor George Hoggard, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut), Payload Commander Michael Anderson, and Mission Specialist David Brown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. KSC-02pd1927

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, participates in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, a standard part of Shuttle launch preparations. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. KSC-02pd1926

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, sits happily during suitup for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown at the pad. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1955

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew poses for a group portrait with the Vehicle Assembly Building in the background. They are at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, a standard part of launch preparations. From left to right are Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialist David Brown, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut), and Payload Commander Michael Anderson. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is targeted for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST. KSC-02pd1925

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Commander Rick Husband operates an M113 armored personnel carrier during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, a standard part of launch preparations. From left, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, Instructor George Hoggard, and Mission Specialists Laurel Clark (face obscured) and Kalpana Chawla enjoy the ride in the background. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. KSC-02pd1933

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew gets instruction on the slidewire basket during emergency egress training, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. Seen are Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Commander Michael Anderson and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut). The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1981

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-107 crew gets instruction on emergency egress from the pad during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. Standing in the slidewire basket are (from left) Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut) and Payload Commander Michael Anderson. The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1977

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew poses in front of the entry into Space Shuttle Columbia during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities on the pad. Kneeling in front are (left to right) Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut), Pilot William "Willie" McCool and Mission Specialist David Brown. Standing in back are (left to right) Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Commander Rick Husband and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Columbia. . KSC-02pd1973

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities on Launch Pad 39A, members of the STS-107 crew check emergency equipment. From left are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut), Pilot William "Willie" McCool and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla. The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1974

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-107 crew share a humorous moment on Launch Pad 39A during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. From left are Commander Rick Husband, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut), Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Mission Specialists Lauarel Clark and David Brown; in the foreground (back to camera) is Payload Commander Michael Anderson. The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1975

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Sharing a humorous moment on Launch Pad 39A during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities are (left) Commander Rick Husband and (right) Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut). The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1979

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew meet with the media in front of the grandstand. With the microphone is Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut. Others, from left, are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Ramon, Mission Specialist David Brown, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, and Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and Kalpana Chawla. The crew just finished Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, including a simulated launch countdown, in preparation for launch planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. . KSC-02pd2000

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Sitting in the slidewire basket on the launch pad are (left to right) STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, Payload Commander Michael Anderson and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. The crew is taking part in a simulated launch countdown, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1994

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-107 crew heads for the Astrovan and a ride to Launch Pad 39A for a simulated launch countdown. From left are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist David Brown, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark and Commander Rick Husband. The countdown is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1987

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-107 crew meet with the media in front of the grandstand. From left are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, Mission Specialist David Brown, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, and Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and Kalpana Chawla. The crew just finished Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, including a simulated launch countdown, in preparation for launch planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. . KSC-02pd1999

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew exits the Operations and Checkout Building for a ride to Launch Pad 39A and a simulated launch countdown. From left are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist David Brown, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark and Commander Rick Husband. The countdown is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . KSC-02pd1988

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla joins other crew members after arrival at KSC for pre-launch preparations. Not seen are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, and Mission Specialists David Brown and Laurel Clark. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB. Experiments on the module range from material sciences to life sciences. Launch of Columbia is targeted for Jan. 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. KSC-03pd0054

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Mission Specialist David Brown shows his pleasure at arriving at KSC for pre-launch preparations. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB. Experiments on the module range from material sciences to life sciences. The crew includes Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut. Other crew members are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson and Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark. Launch of Columbia is targeted for Jan. 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. KSC-03pd0048

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Two members of the STS-107 crew, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark (left) and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (right), talk after their arrival at KSC to Launch Director Mike Leinbach. Ramon is the first Israeli astronaut to fly on a Shuttle mission. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB. Experiments on the module range from material sciences to life sciences. Other crew members are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson and Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and David Brown. Launch of Columbia is targeted for Jan. 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. KSC-03pd0051