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Farewell Gift to Tani Bunji

Elena y Adelina Tani

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (596-16634) --Official portrait of Astronaut Candidate Dan Tani KSC-97pc528

STS108-718-058 - STS-108 - MS Tani poses in the MPLM among stowage bags during STS-108

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (STS108-5-002)STS-108 CREW PORTRAIT -- These seven astronauts and three cosmonauts share the common denominators of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station (ISS). Standing at rear (from the left) are STS-108 crew members Daniel M. Tani and Linda M. Godwin, both mission specialists; Dominic L. Gorie and Mark E. Kelly, commander and pilot, respectively. Those four will spend approximately ten days in space in late November and early December aboard the Endeavour. In front, from the left, are Daniel W. Bursch, Yuri Onufrienko, Carl E. Walz, Mikhail Tyurin, Frank L. Culbertson and Vladimir N. Dezhurov. Culbertson, Expedition Three commander, as well as flight engineers Tyurin and Dezhurov, will use the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-105 to reach the station for a lengthy stay and then return to Earth aboard Endeavour. They will be replaced aboard the orbital outpost by Onufrienko, Expedition Four commander, along with Bursch and Walz, both flight engineers. The Expedition Four crew will accompany the STS-108 crew into Earth orbit. Dezhurov, Tyurin and Onufrienko represent Rosaviakosmos KSC-01pp1646

Official Portrait of Astronaut Dan Tani

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston, Texas -- JSC2001-02581-- Astronaut Daniel M. Tani, mission specialist KSC-07pd2387

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities at KSC, STS-108 Commander Dominic L. Gorie checks the windshield inside orbiter Endeavour. The CEIT provides familiarization with the launch vehicle and payload. Mission STS-108 is a Utilization Flight (UF-1), carrying the Expedition Four crew plus Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello to the International Space Station. The mission crew comprises Gorie, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani. The Expedition Four crew comprises Yuri Onufriyenko, commander, Russian Aviation and Space Agency, and astronauts Daniel W. Bursch and Carl E. Walz. Endeavour is scheduled to launch Nov. 29 on mission STS-108 KSC-01pp1576

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities at KSC, STS-108 Pilot Mark E. Kelly checks the windshield inside orbiter Endeavour. The CEIT provides familiarization with the launch vehicle and payload. Mission STS-108 is a Utilization Flight (UF-1), carrying the Expedition Four crew plus Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello to the International Space Station. The mission crew comprises Commander Dominic L. Gorie, Kelly and Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani. The Expedition Four crew comprises Yuri Onufriyenko, commander, Russian Aviation and Space Agency, and astronauts Daniel W. Bursch and Carl E. Walz. Endeavour is scheduled to launch Nov. 29 on mission STS-108 KSC-01pp1577

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-108 crew pauses for a photo during Crew Equipment Interface Test activities at KSC. From left are Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin; Pilot Mark E. Kelly; and Commander Dominic L. Gorie. The CEIT provides familiarization with the launch vehicle and payload. Mission STS-108 is a Utilization Flight (UF-1), carrying the Expedition Four crew plus Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello to the International Space Station. The Expedition Four crew comprises Yuri Onufriyenko, commander, Russian Aviation and Space Agency, and astronauts Daniel W. Bursch and Carl E. Walz. Endeavour is scheduled to launch Nov. 29 on mission STS-108 KSC-01pp1582

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-108 crew practices moving packages in storage inside the the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello. Holding a package is Commander Dominic L. Gorie. Kneeling below him (center) is Mission Specialist Linda A. Godwin. The crew is taking part in Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) activities at KSC. Not seen are Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani. The CEIT provides familiarization with the launch vehicle and payload. Mission STS-108 is a Utilization Flight (UF-1), carrying the Expedition Four crew plus Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello to the International Space Station. The Expedition Four crew comprises Yuri Onufriyenko, commander, Russian Aviation and Space Agency, and astronauts Daniel W. Bursch and Carl E. Walz. Endeavour is scheduled to launch Nov. 29 on mission STS-108 KSC-01pp1588

International Space Station (ISS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-108 and Expedition Four crews greet representatives of the media at the Shuttle Landing Facility after arriving aboard T-38 jets (in the background). From left, they are Expedition Four crew member Carl E. Walz, STS-108 Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani, STS-108 Pilot Mark E. Kelly, and Expedition Four crew member Daniel W. Bursch. They will be participating in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, a dress rehearsal for their upcoming launch. The Expedition Four crew will be transported to the International Space Station on mission STS-108, targeted for launch on Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour, and return on mission STS-111 in May 2002 after a more than five-month stay on the Station. The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, filled with supplies and equipment, will also be transported to the Station on the 11-day STS-108 mission KSC01pd1649

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- On Launch Pad 39B, the STS-108 crew pause for a photo during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency exit from the launch pad and a simulated launch countdown. From left are Commander Dominic L. Gorie, Pilot Mark E. Kelly, and Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin. STS-108 is a Utilization Flight that will carry the replacement Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station, as well as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, filled with supplies and equipment. The l1-day mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-01PP1665

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- On the launch pad, the STS-108 crew and Expedition 4 crew pause for a photo during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency exit from the launch pad and a simulated launch countdown. From left are STS-108 Commander Dominic L. Gorie, Pilot Mark E. Kelly, and Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin; and Expedition 4 crew Daniel W. Bursch, Commander Yuri Onufrienko and Carl E. Walz. STS-108 is a Utilization Flight that will carry the replacement Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station, as well as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, filled with supplies and equipment. The l1-day mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-01PP1666

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-108 Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani is ready to practice driving an M-113 armored personnel carrier. He and other crew members are taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency exit from the launch pad and a simulated launch countdown. STS-108 is a Utilization Flight that will carry the replacement Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station, as well as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, filled with supplies and equipment. The l1-day mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-01PP1653

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-108 crew visit the Mobile Command Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. From left are Pilot Mark E. Kelly, Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani, NASA helicopter pilot Dave Horton, Commander Dominic L. Gorie and Mission Specialist Linda A. Godwin; and Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko, Daniel W. Bursch and Carl E. Walz. Crew members are at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that include a simulated launch countdown, and emergency exit training from the orbiter and launch pad. STS-108 is a Utilization Flight that will carry the replacement Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station, as well as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, filled with supplies and equipment. The 11-day mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavou KSC-01PP1672

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-108 and Expedition 4 crews get emergency egress training on Launch Pad 39B. Seated in the slidewire basket are astronauts Daniel W. Bursch and Carl E. Walz, with Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko. Standing in the background are STS-108 Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin, and Commander Dominic L. Gorie. At the far right is astronaut Michael Fincke, part of a backup crew for Expedition 4. Crew members are at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that include a simulated launch countdown, plus the emergency exit training from the orbiter and launch pad. STS-108 is a Utilization Flight that will carry the replacement Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station, as well as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, filled with supplies and equipment. The l1-day mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-01pp1676

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-108 crew members pose inside a slidewire basket on Launch Pad 39B. From left are Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin, and Pilot Mark E. Kelly. Crew members are at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that include a simulated launch countdown, plus the emergency exit training from the orbiter and launch pad. STS-108 is a Utilization Flight that will carry the replacement Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station, as well as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, filled with supplies and equipment. The l1-day mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-01pp1674

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- On Launch Pad 39B, the STS-108 crew, Expedition 4 and a backup crew are trained in using the emergency egress system. In the slidewire basket (foreground) are Expedition 4 members (left to right) Daniel W. Bursch, Carl E. Walz and Commander Yuri Onufrienko. Seen in the background are STS-108 Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin, Commander Dominic L. Gorie, backup crew member Michael Fincke, and Pilot Mark E. Kelly. Crew members are at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that include a simulated launch countdown, plus the emergency exit training from the orbiter and launch pad. STS-108 is a Utilization Flight that will carry the replacement Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station, as well as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, filled with supplies and equipment. The l1-day mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-01pp1673

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-108 crew leads the way to the Astrovan for a ride to Launch Pad 39B for a simulated launch countdown. They are followed by the Expedition 4 crew. From front to back, left and right, are Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin; Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko; astronauts Daniel W. Bursch and Carl E. Walz. The simulated countdown is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which have also included emergency exit training from the orbiter. Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-108 is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 7:44 p.m. EST KSC-01pp1682

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The crews who will be aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-108 pose for a group photo on the 215-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure. In front is the Expedition 4 crew, astronaut Daniel W. Bursch, Commander Yuri Onufrienko and astronaut Carl E. Walz. Standing behind them are Mission STS-108 Commander Dominic L. Gorie, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani. Both crews have been taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that include a simulated launch countdown and emergency egress training. Behind them can be seen one of the twin solid rocket boosters and the larger external tank. Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-108 is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 7:44 p.m. EST KSC-01pp1690

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-108 crew leads the way out of the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Launch Pad 39B for a simulated launch countdown. They are followed by the Expedition 4 crew. From front to back, left and right, are Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin; Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko; astronauts Daniel W. Bursch and Carl E. Walz. The simulated countdown is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which have also included emergency exit training from the orbiter. Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-108 is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 7:44 p.m. EST KSC-01pp1683

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-108 crew and Expedition 4 crew answer questions from the media during an interview session. With the microphone is Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko. From left are STS-108 Pilot Mark E. Kelly, Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin, and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; Onufrienko and Expedition 4 members Carl E. Walz and Daniel W. Bursch. The crews are at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that include emergency exit training from the orbiter and launch pad and a simulated launch countdown. STS-108 is a Utilization Flight that will carry the replacement Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station, as well as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, filled with supplies and equipment. The l1-day mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-01pp1681

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- On the parking apron at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility, the STS-108 and Expedition 4 crews pause after their arrival to greet the media. Standing, left to right, are Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani, Pilot Mark E. Kelly, and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko and crew members Carl E. Walz and Daniel W. Bursch. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews, bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, and completion of spacewalk and robotics tasks. Tani and Godwin will take part in the spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:41 p.m. EST KSC01pd1711

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko arrives at KSC in a T-38 jet trainer. He and other crew members Daniel W. Bursch and Carl E. Walz will be traveling on Space Shuttle Endeavour - mission STS-108 - to replace the Expedition 3 crew. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews, bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, and completion of spacewalk and robotics tasks. The mission crew comprises Commander Dominic L. Gorie, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:41 p.m. EST KSC01pd1708

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition 4 crew member Carl E. Walz arrives at KSC in a T-38 jet trainer. He and other crew members Commander Yuri Onufrienko and astronaut Daniel W. Bursch will be traveling on Space Shuttle Endeavour - mission STS-108 - to replace the Expedition 3 crew. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews, bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, and completion of spacewalk and robotics tasks. The mission crew comprises Commander Dominic L. Gorie, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:41 p.m. EST KSC01pd1709

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-108 Mission Specialist Linda A. Godwin pauses after her arrival at KSC. She and the rest of the crew will be preparing for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour. Liftoff is scheduled for <A HREF="javascript:convertit(7:41:00pm','ED')" TITLE="Convert to alternate measure">7:41 p.m.</a> EST. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews, bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, and completion of spacewalk and robotics tasks. Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Godwin will take part in the spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Other crew members are Commander Dominic L. Gorie and Pilot Mark E. Kelly KSC01pd1710

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-108 Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani arrives at KSC in a T-38 jet trainer. He and the rest of the crew will be preparing for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour. Liftoff is scheduled for <A HREF="javascript:convertit(7:41:00pm','ED')" TITLE="Convert to alternate measure">7:41 p.m.</a> EST. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews, bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, and completion of spacewalk and robotics tasks. Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Tani will take part in the spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Other crew members are Commander Dominic L. Gorie and Pilot Mark E. Kelly KSC01pd1707

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- After arriving at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the STS-108 and Expedition 4 crews wave to the media who waited for comments from the crew. Standing, left to right, are Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani, Pilot Mark E. Kelly, and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko and crew members Carl E. Walz and Daniel W. Bursch. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews, bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, and completion of spacewalk and robotics tasks. Tani and Godwin will take part in the spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:41 p.m. EST KSC01pd1712

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Expedition 4 crew member Daniel W. Bursch arrives at KSC in a T-38 jet trainer. He and other crew members Commander Yuri Onufrienko and astronaut Carl E. Walz will be traveling on Space Shuttle Endeavour - mission STS-108 - to replace the Expedition 3 crew. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews, bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, and completion of spacewalk and robotics tasks. The mission crew comprises Commander Dominic L. Gorie, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:41 p.m. EST KSC01pd1705

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-108 Commander Dominic L. Gorie arrives at KSC in a T-38 jet trainer. He and the rest of the crew will be preparing for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:41 p.m. EST. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews, bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, and completion of spacewalk and robotics tasks. Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani will take part in the spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Mark E. Kelly is the pilot on the mission KSC01pd1704

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-108 Pilot Mark E. Kelly arrives at KSC in a T-38 jet trainer. He and the rest of the crew will be preparing for launch Nov. 29 on Space Shuttle Endeavour. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:41 p.m. EST. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews, bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello, and completion of spacewalk and robotics tasks. Mission Specialists Linda A. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani will take part in the spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Dominic L. Gorie is the commander on the mission KSC01pd1706

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-108 Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani waves as he undergoes final suit check before launch on Nov. 29. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition Three and Expedition Four crews; bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello; and completion of robotics tasks and a spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:41 p.m. EST KSC01pd1717

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The STS-108 and Expedition 4 crews stride out of the Operations and Checkout Building to the Astrovan bus that will carry them to Space Shuttle Endeavour on Launch Pad 39B. Beginning with the front row, left to right, are STS-108 Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; second row, Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin; third row, Expedition 4 crew members Daniel W. Bursch, Commander Yuri Onufrienko and Carl E. Walz. Mission STS-108 is the 12th flight to the International Space Station and the sixth and last flight of 2001. Top priorities for the 11-day STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition 3 and Expedition 4 crews; bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello; and the crew's completion of robotics tasks and a spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. The three-member Expedition 3 crew will be returning to Earth aboard Endeavour after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch of Endeavour is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. EST Dec. 4, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC01pd1772

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The STS-108 and Expedition 4 crews enjoy a traditional pre-launch meal, complete with a cake decorated with the Mission Patch. Seated from left to right are STS-108 Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; the Expedition 4 crew Commander Yuri Onufrienko and astronauts Carl E. Walz and Daniel W. Bursch. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition 3 and Expedition 4 crews; bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello; and the crew's completion of robotics tasks and a spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Launch is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. EST Dec. 4, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC01PD1764

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-108 Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani is happy to be suiting up for launch before heading to Launch Pad 39B and Space Shuttle Endeavour. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition 3 and Expedition 4 crews; bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello; and the crew's completion of robotics tasks and a spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Launch is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. EST Dec. 4, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC01pd1765

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-108 Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani is happy to be suiting up for the second launch attempt of Space Shuttle Endeavour. The first attempt Dec. 4 was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions at KSC. The main goals of the mission are to carry the Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station as replacement for Expedition 3; carry the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello filled with water, equipment and supplies; and install thermal blankets over equipment at the base of the ISS solar wings. STS-108 is the final Shuttle mission of 2001 and the 107th Shuttle flight overall. It is the 12th flight to the Space Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:19 p.m. EST (22:19 GMT) Dec. 5, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC01PD1781

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-108 and Expedition 4 crews head for the Astrovan and a ride to Launch Pad 39B. Leading the way are Pilot Mark E. Kelly (left) and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; behind them are Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin; next is Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko, followed by astronauts Daniel W. Bursch (left) and Carl E. Walz. This is the second launch attempt after the first attempt Dec. 4 was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions at KSC. The main goals of the mission are to carry the Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station as replacement for Expedition 3; carry the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello filled with water, equipment and supplies; and install thermal blankets over equipment at the base of the ISS solar wings. STS-108 is the final Shuttle mission of 2001 and the 107th Shuttle flight overall. Launch is scheduled for 5:19 p.m. EST (22:19 GMT) Dec. 5, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC01PD1784

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Eagerly stepping out from the Operations and Checkout Building are the STS-108 crew, leading the way, and the Expedition 4 crew as they head for Launch Pad 39B and Space Shuttle Endeavour. From front to back are, left to right, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin; Expedition 4 members Daniel W. Bursch, Commander Yuri Onufrienko and Carl E. Walz. This is the second launch attempt after the first attempt Dec. 4 was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions at KSC. The main goals of the mission are to carry the Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station as replacement for Expedition 3; carry the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello filled with water, equipment and supplies; and install thermal blankets over equipment at the base of the ISS solar wings. STS-108 is the final Shuttle mission of 2001 and the 107th Shuttle flight overall. Launch is scheduled for 5:19 p.m. EST (22:19 GMT) Dec. 5, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC01PD1783

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-108 Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani waits in the White Room for final preparations of his launch and entry suit before entering Endeavour. The main goals of the mission are to carry the Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station as replacement for Expedition 3; carry the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello filled with water, equipment and supplies; and install thermal blankets over equipment at the base of the ISS solar wings. STS-108 is the final Shuttle mission of 2001 and the 107th Shuttle flight overall. It is the 12th flight to the Space Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:19 p.m. EST (22:19 GMT) Dec. 5, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC-01pp1813

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Gathered for a second day after a scrub due to weather conditions, the STS-108 crew again enjoy a pre-launch snack featuring a cake with the mission patch. Seated left to right are Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; the Expedition 4 crew Commander Yuri Onufrienko and astronauts Carl E. Walz and Daniel W. Bursch. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition 3 and Expedition 4 crews; bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello; and the crew's completion of robotics tasks and a spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings. Launch is scheduled for 5:19 p.m. EST (22:19 GMT) Dec .5, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC01pd1775

Dan Tani smiles for the camera from Endeavour's middeck during STS-108, Expedition Four

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After a successful return to Earth aboard orbiter Endeavour (background), the STS-108 crew pose for a photo. From left are Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Commander Dominic L. Gorie. The mission had an elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT). STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station. This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Endeavour carried both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who returned to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1840

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Tani on flight deck

Tani on middeck

Tani in Node 1 / Unity module

S120E010974 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani and Parazynski

S120E008047 - STS-120 - Melroy and Tani in Destiny lab

S120E007117 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007116 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007093 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007110 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007596 - STS-120 - Tani in the Node 2 / Harmony module

S120E007114 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007002 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on S1 truss.

S120E007003 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on S1 truss.

S120E007106 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E008087 - STS-120 - Tani, Wilson and Melroy in Destiny lab

S120E008830 - STS-120 - Melroy,Tani and Parazynski in Node 1

S120E007038 - STS-120 - 2nd EVA - Tani on P6 Truss

S120E007088 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E008049 - STS-120 - Melroy and Tani in Destiny lab

S120E007113 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E008043 - STS-120 - Tani and Nespoli in Destiny lab

S120E010972 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani and Parazynski

S120E007089 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007111 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E010979 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani and Parazynski

S120E007035 - STS-120 - 2nd EVA - Tani on P6 Truss

S120E010969 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani and Parazynski

S120E007101 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007092 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007104 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E010975 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani and Parazynski

S120E007103 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E010970 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani and Parazynski

S120E007001 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on S1 truss.

S120E007115 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007099 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007119 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007091 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007107 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss

S120E007120 - STS-120 - EVA 2 - Tani on P6 truss