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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the shuttle service and access tower SSAT, left, is assembled at Launch Complex 39A from sections of launch umbilical tower 3. The lower 180 feet of the old ML-3 will be topped by the former uppermost section on which a hammerhead crane will be installed and the next lower section which houses the intact ML-3 elevator room and equipment. The SSAT will anchor and support a hinge column to the Payload Changeout Room PCR which will travel on a rail in a specified area to enclose the space shuttle's cargo bay on the pad for installation or removal of payloads. Mobile Launcher 2, center right, is on the pad to support the PCR during construction. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-76PC-0541

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the sh...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the shuttle service and access tower SSAT, left, is assembled at Launch Complex 39A from sections of launch umbilical tower 3. The lower 180 feet ... more

PAYLOADS - SHUTTLE  (SBS & ANIK )

PAYLOADS - SHUTTLE (SBS & ANIK )

S82-39790 (11-15 Nov. 1982) --- Astronaut Joseph P. Allen IV, STS-5 mission specialist, lets a spot-meter float freely for a moment during a period devoted to out-the-window photographs of Earth from orbiting s... more

STS-6 - PREFLIGHT - PAYLOADS - SHUTTLE (TRACKING DATA & RELAY SATELLITE [TDRS]) - KSC

STS-6 - PREFLIGHT - PAYLOADS - SHUTTLE (TRACKING DATA & RELAY SATELLIT...

S82-41171 (29 Nov. 1982) --- NASA?s tracking and data relay satellite (TDRS) is gently mated to its inertial upper stage (IUS), which will propel the satellite to a higher geosynchronous orbit after it is eject... more

Original Art by Artist: Rick Guidice Space Life Sciences Payloads Office (SLSPO) office manual cover with mission statement. This mural (original in lobby of N-240A) depicts some of the functions performed by our office in the design, development and flight of these experiments. ARC-1983-AC83-0645

Original Art by Artist: Rick Guidice Space Life Sciences Payloads Offi...

Original Art by Artist: Rick Guidice Space Life Sciences Payloads Office (SLSPO) office manual cover with mission statement. This mural (original in lobby of N-240A) depicts some of the functions performed by o... more

Model showing OSTA-3 and other payloads in the shuttle orbiter cargo bay

Model showing OSTA-3 and other payloads in the shuttle orbiter cargo b...

Model showing OSTA-3 and other payloads in the open shuttle orbiter cargo bay.

Documentation of STS 41-G payloads while in Hanger AE at Cape Canaveral

Documentation of STS 41-G payloads while in Hanger AE at Cape Canavera...

Documentation of STS 41-G payloads while in Hanger AE at Cape Canaveral. Views include documentation of the Earth Radiation Budget Satllite (ERBS) antenna (41266) and solar array panels (41265).

Documentation of STS 41-G payloads while in Hanger AE at Cape Canaveral

Documentation of STS 41-G payloads while in Hanger AE at Cape Canavera...

Documentation of STS 41-G payloads while in Hanger AE at Cape Canaveral. Views include documentation of the Earth Radiation Budget Satllite (ERBS) antenna (41266) and solar array panels (41265).

SHUTTLE - PAYLOADS (STS-41G) - KSC

SHUTTLE - PAYLOADS (STS-41G) - KSC

Payload canister transporter in Vertical Processing Facility Clean Room loaded with Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBS), Large Format Camera (LFC), and Orbital Reservicing System (ORS) for STS-41G Mission.... more

A view of a model of the first stage of a two-stage horizontal takeoff and landing vehicle designed to place shuttle class payloads in low earth orbit. The model will be used in launcher studies by the Aeromechanics Division of the Flight Dynamics Laboratory

A view of a model of the first stage of a two-stage horizontal takeoff...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

A close-up view of a model of the first stage of a two-stage horizontal takeoff and landing vehicle designed to place shuttle class payloads in low earth orbit. The model will be used in launcher studies by the Aeromechanics Division of the Flight Dynamics Laboratory

A close-up view of a model of the first stage of a two-stage horizonta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

Documentary view of the Magellan spacecraft, during Checkout, and an art

Documentary view of the Magellan spacecraft, during Checkout, and an a...

S88-50418 (August 1988) --- Engineers and technicians at the Martin Marietta plant in Denver, Colorado, prepare the spacecraft for its six-week long trip to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The spacecraft, desti... more

STS058-212-028 - STS-058 - Candid views of three crewmembers in the aft flight deck at the Payloads Station.

STS058-212-028 - STS-058 - Candid views of three crewmembers in the af...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Candid view of Mission Pilot Rick Searfoss, Mission Specialist William McArthur and Payload Specialist Martin Fettman in the aft flight deck at the Payl... more

STS058-212-027 - STS-058 - Candid views of thre crewmembers in the aft flight deck at the Payloads Station.

STS058-212-027 - STS-058 - Candid views of thre crewmembers in the aft...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Candid view of Mission Pilot Rick Searfoss, Mission Specialist William McArthur and Payload Specialist Martin Fettman in the aft flight deck at the Payl... more

View of payloads in the STS-60 Discovery's payload bay while in orbit

View of payloads in the STS-60 Discovery's payload bay while in orbit

STS060-15-003 (3-11 Feb 1994) --- This 35mm frame shows the major payloads of the Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-60 mission, backdropped against clouds over the Atlantic Ocean. In the foreground is the SPACEHAB... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The turbulent weather common to a Florida afternoon in the summer subsides into a serene canopy of cornflower blue, and a manmade "bird" takes flight.  The Space Shuttle Discovery soars skyward from Launch Pad 39B on Mission STS-64 at 6:22:35 p.m. EDT, Sept. 9.  On board are a crew of six: Commander Richard N. Richards; Pilot L. Blaine Hammond Jr.; and Mission Specialists Mark C. Lee, Carl J. Meade, Susan J. Helms and Dr. J.M. Linenger.  Payloads for the flight include the Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE), the Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy-201 (SPARTAN-201) and the Robot Operated Material Processing System (ROMPS).  Mission Specialists Lee and Meade also are scheduled to perform an extravehicular activity during the 64th Shuttle mission.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The turbulent weather common to a Florida...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The turbulent weather common to a Florida afternoon in the summer subsides into a serene canopy of cornflower blue, and a manmade "bird" takes flight. The Space Shuttle Discovery s... more

STS074-360-004 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay

STS074-360-004 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of assorted payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay includes: GLO-4 Experiment/Photogrammetric Appendage Structural Dynamics Experiment... more

STS074-360-005 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay

STS074-360-005 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of assorted payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay includes: grapple fixture on aft bulkhead Subject Terms: PAYLOAD BAY, SPACE SHUTTL... more

STS074-360-003 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay

STS074-360-003 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of assorted payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay includes: Photogrammetric Appendage Structural Dynamics Experiment (PASDE) canniste... more

STS074-360-002 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay

STS074-360-002 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of assorted payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay includes: Grapple fixture on payload Subject Terms: PAYLOAD BAY, SPACE SHUTTLE PA... more

S89E5206 - STS-089 - MPNE - MS Anderson works with three middeck payloads

S89E5206 - STS-089 - MPNE - MS Anderson works with three middeck paylo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-89 Mission Specialist Michael Anderson works with three payloads on the middeck of the Orbiter Endeavour. Includes view of the Microgravity Plant N... more

S89E5281 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

S89E5281 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Experiment payloads onboard Spacehab during STS-89. Includes views of the NASDA experiment RRMD Detector unit 3A. Subject Terms: STS-89, ENDEAVOUR (ORB... more

S89E5279 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

S89E5279 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Experiment payloads onboard Spacehab during STS-89. Includes views of the NASDA experiment RRMD Detector unit 3A. Subject Terms: STS-89, ENDEAVOUR (ORB... more

STS089-368-034 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

STS089-368-034 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Volatile Removal Assembly Flight Experiment (VRAFE) and the Real-time Radiation Monitoring Device (RRMD) payloads on the double Spacehab module carr... more

S89E5277 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

S89E5277 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Experiment payloads onboard Spacehab during STS-89. Includes views of the Volatile Removal Assembly Flight Experiment (VRAFE). Subject Terms: STS-89, E... more

S89E5203 - STS-089 - CEBAS - MS Anderson works with three middeck payloads

S89E5203 - STS-089 - CEBAS - MS Anderson works with three middeck payl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-89 Mission Specialist Michael Anderson works with three payloads on the middeck of the Orbiter Endeavour. Includes view of the Closed Equilibrated B... more

STS089-368-030 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

STS089-368-030 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Volatile Removal Assembly Flight Experiment (VRAFE) and the Real-time Radiation Monitoring Device (RRMD) payloads on the double Spacehab module carr... more

STS089-368-031 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

STS089-368-031 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Volatile Removal Assembly Flight Experiment (VRAFE) and the Real-time Radiation Monitoring Device (RRMD) payloads on the double Spacehab module carr... more

STS074-360-007 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay

STS074-360-007 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of assorted payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay includes: GLO-4 experiment Subject Terms: PAYLOAD BAY, SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS, STS... more

STS089-368-033 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

STS089-368-033 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Volatile Removal Assembly Flight Experiment (VRAFE) and the Real-time Radiation Monitoring Device (RRMD) payloads on the double Spacehab module carr... more

S89E5207 - STS-089 - MS Anderson works with three middeck payloads

S89E5207 - STS-089 - MS Anderson works with three middeck payloads

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-89 Mission Specialist Michael Anderson works with three payloads on the middeck of the Orbiter Endeavour. Includes view of a biorefrigerator. Subje... more

S89E5205 - STS-089 - MPNE - MS Anderson works with three middeck payloads

S89E5205 - STS-089 - MPNE - MS Anderson works with three middeck paylo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-89 Mission Specialist Michael Anderson works with three payloads on the middeck of the Orbiter Endeavour. Includes view of the Microgravity Plant N... more

S89E5280 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

S89E5280 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Experiment payloads onboard Spacehab during STS-89. Includes views of the NASDA experiment RRMD Detector unit 3A. Subject Terms: STS-89, ENDEAVOUR (ORB... more

STS089-368-032 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

STS089-368-032 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Volatile Removal Assembly Flight Experiment (VRAFE) and the Real-time Radiation Monitoring Device (RRMD) payloads on the double Spacehab module carr... more

STS089-368-035 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

STS089-368-035 - STS-089 - VRAFE and RRMD payloads on Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Volatile Removal Assembly Flight Experiment (VRAFE) and the Real-time Radiation Monitoring Device (RRMD) payloads on the double Spacehab module carr... more

S89E5208 - STS-089 - MS Anderson works with three middeck payloads

S89E5208 - STS-089 - MS Anderson works with three middeck payloads

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-89 Mission Specialist Michael Anderson works with three payloads on the middeck of the Orbiter Endeavour. Includes view of a biorefrigerator. Subje... more

S89E5278 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

S89E5278 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Experiment payloads onboard Spacehab during STS-89. Includes views of the NASDA experiment. Subject Terms: STS-89, ENDEAVOUR (ORBITER), SPACEHAB, SPACE... more

STS074-360-001 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay

STS074-360-001 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of assorted payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay includes: Avionics bay attached to GLO-4 experiment Subject Terms: PAYLOAD BAY, SP... more

S89E5283 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

S89E5283 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Experiment payloads onboard Spacehab during STS-89. Includes views of the NASDA experiment RRMD Detector unit 3A. Subject Terms: STS-89, ENDEAVOUR (ORB... more

S89E5204 - STS-089 - CEBAS - MS Anderson works with three middeck payloads

S89E5204 - STS-089 - CEBAS - MS Anderson works with three middeck payl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-89 Mission Specialist Michael Anderson works with three payloads on the middeck of the Orbiter Endeavour. Includes view of the Closed Equilibrated B... more

STS074-360-006 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay

STS074-360-006 - STS-074 - Payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of assorted payloads in the space shuttle Atlantis payload bay includes: GLO-4 experiment Subject Terms: PAYLOAD BAY, SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS, STS... more

S89E5282 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

S89E5282 - STS-089 - Experiment payloads in Spacehab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Experiment payloads onboard Spacehab during STS-89. Includes views of the NASDA experiment RRMD Detector unit 3A. Subject Terms: STS-89, ENDEAVOUR (ORB... more

A massive 19 million pounds-plus (8.6 million kilograms) of Space Shuttle, support and transport hardware inch toward Launch Pad 39A from the Vehicle Assembly Building. The fully asssembled Space Shuttle Endeavour, minus its payloads, weighs about 4.5 million pounds (2 million kg.); the mobile launcher platform, on which it was assembled and from which it will lift off, weighs 9.25 million pounds (4.19 million kg.); and the crawler-transporter carrying the platform and Shuttle checks in at around 6 million pounds (2.7 million kg.). Once at the pad, the Shuttle and launch platform will be deposited atop support columns to complete preparations for the second Shuttle launch of 1995. The primary payload of mission STS-67 is the Astro-2 Astrophysics Observatory, carrying three ultraviolet telescopes that flew on the Astro-1 mission in 1990. STS-67 also is scheduled to become the longest shuttle flight to date, lasting 16 days KSC-95PC-0289

A massive 19 million pounds-plus (8.6 million kilograms) of Space Shut...

A massive 19 million pounds-plus (8.6 million kilograms) of Space Shuttle, support and transport hardware inch toward Launch Pad 39A from the Vehicle Assembly Building. The fully asssembled Space Shuttle Endeav... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia completes the short journey from Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). During its approximately one-week stay inside the VAB, the spaceplane will be mated to the external tank and twin solid rocket boosters, and electrical and mechanical interfaces will be verified. Rollout to Launch Pad 39B is planned for Oct. 16, where the two primary payloads of the upcoming STS-80 mission -- the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrograph-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (ORFEUS-SPAS-2) -- will be installed. Liftoff on the final Shuttle flight of 1996 is targeted for no earlier than Nov 8 at 2:47 p.m. EST KSC-96pc1159

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia completes the short...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia completes the short journey from Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). During its approximately one-week stay inside the VA... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia completes the short journey from Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). During its approximately one-week stay inside the VAB, the spaceplane will be mated to the external tank and twin solid rocket boosters, and electrical and mechanical interfaces will be verified. Rollout to Launch Pad 39B is planned for Oct. 16, where the two primary payloads of the upcoming STS-80 mission -- the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrograph-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (ORFEUS-SPAS-2) -- will be installed. Liftoff on the final Shuttle flight of 1996 is targeted for no earlier than Nov 8 at 2:47 p.m. EST. KSC-96pc1160

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia completes the short...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia completes the short journey from Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). During its approximately one-week stay inside the VA... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia completes the short journey from Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). During its approximately one-week stay inside the VAB, the spaceplane will be mated to the external tank and twin solid rocket boosters, and electrical and mechanical interfaces will be verified. Rollout to Launch Pad 39B is planned for Oct. 16, where the two primary payloads of the upcoming STS-80 mission -- the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrograph-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (ORFEUS-SPAS-2) -- will be installed. Liftoff on the final Shuttle flight of 1996 is targeted for no earlier than Nov 8 at 2:47 p.m. EST KSC-96pc1158

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia completes the short...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia completes the short journey from Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). During its approximately one-week stay inside the VA... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, November 19, 1996. During Mission STS-80, Columbia's five-person crew will deploy and retrieve two free-flying spacecraft, conduct two spacewalks and perform a variety of microgravity research experiments in the Shuttle's middeck area. The veteran crew is led by Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young's record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA's reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). KSC-96pc1285

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, comm...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs skyward from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. Leading the veteran crew of Mission STS-80 is Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young’s record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA’s reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). Two spacewalks also will be performed during the nearly 16-day mission. Mission STS-80 closes out the Shuttle flight schedule for 1996; it marks the 21st flight for Columbia and the 80th in Shuttle program history. KSC-96pc1287

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, comm...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs skyward from Launch Pa... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, November 19, 1996. During Mission STS-80, Columbia's five-person crew will deploy and retrieve two free-flying spacecraft, conduct two spacewalks and perform a variety of microgravity research experiments in the Shuttleþs middeck area. The veteran crew is led by Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young's record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA's reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). KSC-96pc1284

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, comm...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. During Mission STS- 80, Columbia’s five-person crew will deploy and retrieve two free-flying spacecraft, conduct two spacewalks and perform a variety of microgravity research experiments in the Shuttle’s middeck area. The veteran crew is led by Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young’s record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA’s reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). KSC-96pc1291

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, comm...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. During Mission STS- 80, Columbia’s five-person crew will deploy and retrieve two free-flying spacecraft, conduct two spacewalks and perform a variety of microgravity research experiments in the Shuttle’s middeck area. The veteran crew is led by Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young’s record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA’s reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). KSC-96pc1293

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, comm...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. During Mission STS- 80, Columbia’s five-person crew will deploy and retrieve two free-flying spacecraft, conduct two spacewalks and perform a variety of microgravity research experiments in the Shuttle’s middeck area. The veteran crew is led by Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young’s record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA’s reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). KSC-96pc1290

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, comm...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Vividly framed by a tranquil Florida landscape, the Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. Leading the veteran crew of Mission STS-80 is Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young’s record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA’s reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). Two spacewalks also will be performed during the nearly 16-day mission. Mission STS-80 closes out the Shuttle flight schedule for 1996; it marks the 21st flight for Columbia and the 80th in Shuttle program history. KSC-96PC1289

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Vividly framed by a tranquil Florida lan...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Vividly framed by a tranquil Florida landscape, the Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. Leading the veteran crew of Mission STS... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs skyward from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. Leading the veteran crew of Mission STS-80 is Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young’s record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA’s reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). Two spacewalks also will be performed during the nearly 16-day mission. Mission STS-80 closes out the Shuttle flight schedule for 1996; it marks the 21st flight for Columbia and the 80th in Shuttle program history. KSC-96pc1286

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, comm...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs skyward from Launch Pa... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. During Mission STS- 80, Columbia’s five-person crew will deploy and retrieve two free-flying spacecraft, conduct two spacewalks and perform a variety of microgravity research experiments in the Shuttle’s middeck area. The veteran crew is led by Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young’s record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA’s reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). KSC-96pc1288

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, comm...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. During Mission STS- 80, Columbia’s five-person crew will deploy and retrieve two free-flying spacecraft, conduct two spacewalks and perform a variety of microgravity research experiments in the Shuttle’s middeck area. The veteran crew is led by Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell; Kent V. Rominger is the pilot and the three mission specialists are Tamara E. Jernigan, Story Musgrave and Thomas D. Jones. At age 61, Musgrave becomes the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also ties astronaut John Young’s record for most number of spaceflights by a human being, and in embarking on his sixth Shuttle flight Musgrave has logged the most flights ever aboard NASA’s reusable space vehicle. The two primary payloads for STS-80 are the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). KSC-96pc1292

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, comm...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into orbit from Launch... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-80 Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell peers out the window of the orbiter Columbia minutes after guiding the spacecraft to a successful landing on KSC’s Runway 33. Main gear touchdown occurred at 6:49:04 a.m. EST, Dec. 7. On board with Cockrell are four fellow crew members, Pilot Kent V. Rominger, and Mission Specialists Story Musgrave, Thomas D. Jones, and Tamara E. Jernigan, and the two primary payloads of the mission, the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3) and the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). KSC-96pc1340

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-80 Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell pee...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-80 Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell peers out the window of the orbiter Columbia minutes after guiding the spacecraft to a successful landing on KSC’s Runway 33. Main gear touchdo... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The final Space Shuttle flight of 1996 comes to a successful close as the orbiter Columbia touches down on Runway 33 of KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility. Main gear touchdown occurred at 6:49:05 a.m. EST, Dec. 7. The mission duration of 17 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes establishes a new record for extended Shuttle flight. The five- member STS-80 crew is led by Commander Kenneth D. Cockrell and Pilot Kent V. Rominger. The three mission specialists on board are Tamara E. Jernigan, Thomas D. Jones and Story Musgrave. At age 61, Musgrave is the oldest person ever to fly in space; he also becomes the first person to fly six times on the Shuttle. The two primary payloads of the 80th Shuttle flight are the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II) and the Wake Shield Facility-3 (WSF-3). KSC-96pc1333

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The final Space Shuttle flight of 1996 c...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The final Space Shuttle flight of 1996 comes to a successful close as the orbiter Columbia touches down on Runway 33 of KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility. Main gear touchdown occurred... more

STS-82 Discovery payloads being integrated in VPF

STS-82 Discovery payloads being integrated in VPF

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA STS-82 PREPARATIONS VIEW --- Workers in the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Vertical Processing Facility (VPF) prepare to integrate the Small Orbital Replacement Unit (Oru) Protective ... more

STS-82 Discovery payloads being integrated in VPF

STS-82 Discovery payloads being integrated in VPF

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA STS-82 PREPARATIONS VIEW --- Payload processing workers in the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Vertical Processing Facility (VPF) prepare to integrate the Space Telescope Imaging Spect... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- KSC payloads processing employees work to reservice the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab module in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia’s payload bay for the STS-94 mission in Orbiter Processing Facility 1. That mission is now scheduled to lift off in early July. This was the first time that this type of payload was reserviced without removing it from the payload bay. This new procedure pioneers processing efforts for quick relaunch turnaround times for future payloads. The Spacelab module was scheduled to fly again with the full complement of STS-83 experiments after that mission was cut short due to a faulty fuel cell. During the scheduled 16-day STS-94 mission, the experiments will be used to test some of the hardware, facilities and procedures that are planned for use on the International Space Station while the flight crew conducts combustion, protein crystal growth and materials processing experiments KSC-97pc763

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- KSC payloads processing employees work t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- KSC payloads processing employees work to reservice the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab module in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia’s payload bay for the STS-94... more

KSC payloads processing employees work to reservice the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab module in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia’s payload bay for the STS-94 mission in Orbiter Processing Facility 1. That mission is now scheduled to lift off in early July. This was the first time that this type of payload was reserviced without removing it from the payload bay. This new procedure pioneers processing efforts for quick relaunch turnaround times for future payloads. The Spacelab module was scheduled to fly again with the full complement of STS-83 experiments after that mission was cut short due to a faulty fuel cell. During the scheduled 16-day STS-94 mission, the experiments will be used to test some of the hardware, facilities and procedures that are planned for use on the International Space Station while the flight crew conducts combustion, protein crystal growth and materials processing experiments KSC-97pc761

KSC payloads processing employees work to reservice the Microgravity S...

KSC payloads processing employees work to reservice the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab module in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia’s payload bay for the STS-94 mission in Orbiter Processing... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- KSC payloads processing employees work to reservice the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab module in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia’s payload bay for the STS-94 mission in Orbiter Processing Facility 1. That mission is now scheduled to lift off in early July. This was the first time that this type of payload was reserviced without removing it from the payload bay. This new procedure pioneers processing efforts for quick relaunch turnaround times for future payloads. The Spacelab module was scheduled to fly again with the full complement of STS-83 experiments after that mission was cut short due to a faulty fuel cell. During the scheduled 16-day STS-94 mission, the experiments will be used to test some of the hardware, facilities and procedures that are planned for use on the International Space Station while the flight crew conducts combustion, protein crystal growth and materials processing experiments KSC-97pc762

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- KSC payloads processing employees work t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- KSC payloads processing employees work to reservice the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab module in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia’s payload bay for the STS-94... more

While KSC workers in the Launch Complex 39  Area watch, The Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia rolls over to the Vehicle Assembly  Building (VAB) June 4 from Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF)1 atop its transporter in  preparation for the STS-94 mission. Once inside the VAB, Columbia will be hoisted to be  mated with its solid rocket boosters and external tank. Columbia was moved to the OPF  April 8 after the completion of the STS-83 mission.  KSC payloads processing employees  then began work to reservice the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab  module in the orbiter’s payload bay for the STS-94 mission. This was the first time that  this type of payload was reserviced without removing it from the payload bay. This new  procedure pioneers processing efforts for possible quick  relaunch turnaround times for  future payloads. The MSL-1 module will fly again with the full complement of  STS-83  experiments after that mission was cut short due to indications of a faulty fuel cell.  During the scheduled 16-day STS-94 mission, the experiments will be used to test some  of the hardware, facilities and procedures that are planned for use on the International  Space Station while the flight crew conducts combustion, protein crystal growth and  materials processing experiments KSC-97PC879

While KSC workers in the Launch Complex 39 Area watch, The Space Shut...

While KSC workers in the Launch Complex 39 Area watch, The Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia rolls over to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) June 4 from Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF)1 atop its transporter ... more

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia is reflected  in a nearby pond as it rolls over to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) June 4 from  Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) 1 atop its transporter in preparation for the STS-94  mission. Once inside the VAB, Columbia will be hoisted to be mated with its solid rocket  boosters and external tank. Columbia was moved to the OPF April 8 after the completion  of the STS-83 mission.  KSC payloads processing employees then began work to  reservice the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab module in the  orbiter’s payload bay for the STS-94 mission. This was the first time that this type of  payload was reserviced without removing it from the payload bay. This new procedure  pioneers processing efforts for possible quick  relaunch turnaround times for future  payloads. The MSL-1 module will fly again with the full complement of  STS-83  experiments after that mission was cut short due to indications of a faulty fuel cell.  During the scheduled 16-day STS-94 mission, the experiments will be used to test some  of the hardware, facilities and procedures that are planned for use on the International  Space Station while the flight crew conducts combustion, protein crystal growth and  materials processing experiments KSC-97PC880

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia is reflected in a nearby pond as i...

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia is reflected in a nearby pond as it rolls over to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) June 4 from Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) 1 atop its transporter in preparation for... more

A KSC payloads processing employee removes   a protective sheath part of the  Node 1 in its work stand in the Space Station Processing  Facility. The module is the first element of the International Space Station to be  manufactured in the United States and the first scheduled to be launched on the Space  Shuttle. The Node 1  is currently scheduled to lift off aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour  in July 1998, along with Pressurized Mating Adapters (PMAs) 1 and 2. The 18-foot-in-diameter, 22-foot-long aluminum module was manufactured by the Boeing Co. at   Marshall Space Flight Center. Once in space, the Node 1 will function as a connecting  passageway to the living and working areas of the International Space Station. It has six  hatches that will serve as docking ports to the U.S. laboratory module, U.S. habitation  module, an airlock and other space station elements KSC-97PC939

A KSC payloads processing employee removes a protective sheath part ...

A KSC payloads processing employee removes a protective sheath part of the Node 1 in its work stand in the Space Station Processing Facility. The module is the first element of the International Space Stati... more

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery rolls over  from Orbiter Processing Facility 2 on top of the orbiter transporter to the Vehicle  Assembly Building for mating with its external tank and solid rocket boosters in  preparation for the STS-85 mission. Several payloads will be aboard Discovery during the  11-day mission, including the Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) and the   Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet  Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2), as well as the Technology Applications and Science-1  (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-2) experiments KSC-97PC998

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery rolls over from Orbiter Processin...

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery rolls over from Orbiter Processing Facility 2 on top of the orbiter transporter to the Vehicle Assembly Building for mating with its external tank and solid rocket boosters... more

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery rolls over  from Orbiter Processing Facility 2 on top of the orbiter transporter to the Vehicle  Assembly Building for mating with its external tank and solid rocket boosters in  preparation for the STS-85 mission. Several payloads will be aboard Discovery during the  11-day mission, including the Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) and the   Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet  Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2), as well as the Technology Applications and Science-1  (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-2) experiments KSC-97PC999

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery rolls over from Orbiter Processin...

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery rolls over from Orbiter Processing Facility 2 on top of the orbiter transporter to the Vehicle Assembly Building for mating with its external tank and solid rocket boosters... more

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery rolls over  from Orbiter Processing Facility 2 on top of the orbiter transporter to the Vehicle  Assembly Building for mating with its external tank and solid rocket boosters in  preparation for the STS-85 mission. Several payloads will be aboard Discovery during the  11-day mission, including the Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) and the   Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet  Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2), as well as the Technology Applications and Science-1  (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-2) experiments KSC-97PC997

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery rolls over from Orbiter Processin...

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery rolls over from Orbiter Processing Facility 2 on top of the orbiter transporter to the Vehicle Assembly Building for mating with its external tank and solid rocket boosters... more

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter  Processing Facility 2 begins its rollover on top of the orbiter transporter to the Vehicle  Assembly Building for mating with its external tank and solid rocket boosters in  preparation for the STS-85 mission. Several payloads will be aboard Discovery during the  11-day mission, including the Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) and the   Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet  Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2), as well as the Technology Applications and Science-1  (TAS-1) and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-2) experiments KSC-97PC996

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2 ...

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility 2 begins its rollover on top of the orbiter transporter to the Vehicle Assembly Building for mating with its external tank and solid rocket b... more

STS-85 Mission Specialist Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. looks down at his glove as a suit technician helps him with the other as he undergoes suitup in the Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building. He is a lieutenant commander in the Navy and is a former radar intercept officer. Curbeam holds a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering and was selected as an astronaut in 1994. On TS-85, Curbeam will serve as the expert for the operation of the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2) free-flyer, Technology Applications and Science-1 (TAS-1) and science, and International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker-2 payloads. He will also serve as the flight engineer during ascent and reentry operations KSC-97PC1196

STS-85 Mission Specialist Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. looks down at his glo...

STS-85 Mission Specialist Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. looks down at his glove as a suit technician helps him with the other as he undergoes suitup in the Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building. He is a lieutenant co... more

STS-86 crew members get a ride in, and learn to operate, an M-113 armored personnel carrier as part of training exercises during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. George Hoggard, in back at left, a training officer with KSC Fire Services, provides this part of the training to Mission Specialists Wendy B. Lawrence, to the right of Hoggard; Vladimir Georgievich Titov of the Russian Space Agency; and Scott E. Parazynski. STS-86 will be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. During the docking, Titov and Parazynski are scheduled to conduct a spacewalk primarily to retrieve four suitcase-sized environmental payloads from the exterior of the Mir docking module. Also during the mission, STS-86 Mission Specialist David A. Wolf will transfer to the orbiting Russian station and become a member of the Mir 24 crew, replacing U.S. astronaut C. Michael Foale, who has been on the Mir since the last docking mission, STS-84, in May. Launch of Mission STS-86 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for Sept. 25 from Launch Pad 39A KSC-97PC1352

STS-86 crew members get a ride in, and learn to operate, an M-113 armo...

STS-86 crew members get a ride in, and learn to operate, an M-113 armored personnel carrier as part of training exercises during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. G... more

STS-87 astronaut crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) in Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC's) Vertical Processing Facility. From left are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D.; Pilot Steven Lindsey; Mission Specialist Takao Doi , Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan; and Mission Specialist Winston Scott. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working onorbit. STS-87 will be the fourth United States Microgravity Payload and flight of the Spartan-201 deployable satellite. During the STS-87 mission, scheduled for a Nov. 19 liftoff from KSC, Dr. Doi and Scott will both perform spacewalks KSC-97PC1486

STS-87 astronaut crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Integr...

STS-87 astronaut crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) in Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC's) Vertical Processing Facility. From left are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D.; Pi... more

Participating in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy Space Center are STS-87 crew members Winston Scott, at left, and Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan, both mission specialists on STS-87. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-87 will be the fourth United States Microgravity Payload and flight of the Spartan-201 deployable satellite. During the STS-87 mission, scheduled for a Nov. 19 liftoff from KSC, Dr. Doi and Scott will both perform spacewalks. STS-87 is scheduled for a Nov. 19 liftoff from KSC KSC-97PC1511

Participating in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy...

Participating in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy Space Center are STS-87 crew members Winston Scott, at left, and Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan, both ... more

STS-87 Mission Specialist Takao Doi , Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan, participates in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Glenda Laws, the extravehicular activity (EVA) coordinator, Johnson Space Center, stands behind Dr. Doi. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-87 will be the fourth United States Microgravity Payload and flight of the Spartan-201 deployable satellite. During the mission, Dr. Doi will be the first Japanese astronaut to perform a spacewalk. STS-87 is scheduled for a Nov. 19 liftoff from KSC KSC-97PC1514

STS-87 Mission Specialist Takao Doi , Ph.D., of the National Space Dev...

STS-87 Mission Specialist Takao Doi , Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan, participates in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Glenda Laws, the extrave... more

STS-87 astronaut crew members prepare to fly back to Johnson Space Center in Houston after participating in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in early October. From left are Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency of Ukraine; Mission Specialist Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan; Mission Specialist Winston Scott; Commander Kevin Kregel; Pilot Steven Lindsey; and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-87 will be the fourth United States Microgravity Payload and flight of the Spartan-201 deployable satellite. During the STS-87 mission, scheduled for a Nov. 19 liftoff from KSC, Dr. Doi and Scott will both perform spacewalks KSC-97PC1488

STS-87 astronaut crew members prepare to fly back to Johnson Space Cen...

STS-87 astronaut crew members prepare to fly back to Johnson Space Center in Houston after participating in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in early October. From left a... more

STS-87 astronaut crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-87 will be the fourth United States Microgravity Payload and flight of the Spartan-201 deployable satellite. STS-87 is scheduled for a Nov. 19 liftoff from KSC KSC-97PC1513

STS-87 astronaut crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Integr...

STS-87 astronaut crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which ... more

STS-87 Mission Specialist Takao Doi , Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan, participates in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) in Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC's) Vertical Processing Facility. Glenda Laws, the extravehicular activity (EVA) coordinator, Johnson Space Center, stands behind Dr. Doi. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-87 will be the fourth United States Microgravity Payload and flight of the Spartan-201 deployable satellite. During the mission, Dr. Doi will be the first Japanese astronaut to perform a spacewalk. STS-87 is scheduled for a Nov. 19 liftoff from KSC KSC-97PC1487

STS-87 Mission Specialist Takao Doi , Ph.D., of the National Space Dev...

STS-87 Mission Specialist Takao Doi , Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan, participates in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) in Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC's) Vertical Processing F... more

STS-87 Commander Kevin Kregel participates in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) in Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC's) Vertical Processing Facility. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-87 will be the fourth United States Microgravity Payload and flight of the Spartan-201 deployable satellite. STS-87 is scheduled for a Nov. 19 liftoff from KSC KSC-97PC1484

STS-87 Commander Kevin Kregel participates in the Crew Equipment Integ...

STS-87 Commander Kevin Kregel participates in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) in Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC's) Vertical Processing Facility. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-o... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-89 crew members and technicians participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in front of the back cap of the SPACEHAB module at the SPACEHAB Payload Processing Facility at Port Canaveral in preparation for the mission, slated to be the first Shuttle launch of 1998. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working onorbit. STS-89 will be the eighth of nine scheduled Mir dockings and will include a double module of SPACEHAB, used mainly as a large pressurized cargo container for science, logistical equipment and supplies to be exchanged between the orbiter Endeavour and the Russian Space Station Mir. The nine-day flight of STS-89 also is scheduled to include the transfer of the seventh American to live and work aboard the Russian orbiting outpost. Liftoff of Endeavour and its seven-member crew is targeted for Jan. 15, 1998, at 1:03 a.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A KSC-97PC1722

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-89 crew members and technicians part...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-89 crew members and technicians participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in front of the back cap of the SPACEHAB module at the SPACEHAB Payload Processing Facil... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-89 Mission Specialist Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., participates in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in front of the Real-time Radiation Monitoring Device (RRMD) at the SPACEHAB Payload Processing Facility at Port Canaveral in preparation for the mission, slated to be the first Shuttle launch of 1998. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-89 will be the eighth of nine scheduled Mir dockings and will include a double module of SPACEHAB, used mainly as a large pressurized cargo container for science, logistical equipment and supplies to be exchanged between the orbiter Endeavour and the Russian Space Station Mir. The nineday flight of STS-89 also is scheduled to include the transfer of the seventh American to live and work aboard the Russian orbiting outpost. Liftoff of Endeavour and its sevenmember crew is targeted for Jan. 15, 1998, at 1:03 a.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A KSC-97PC1723

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-89 Mission Specialist Bonnie Dunbar,...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-89 Mission Specialist Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., participates in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in front of the Real-time Radiation Monitoring Device (RRMD) at the SPACEHA... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-89 crew members participate with trainers in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) at the SPACEHAB Payload Processing Facility at Port Canaveral in preparation for the mission, slated to be the first Shuttle launch of 1998. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. From left to right are Mission Specialists Michael Anderson and Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D.; Commander Terry Wilcutt; Boeing SPACEHAB Operations Engineer Jim Behling; Boeing SPACEHAB Crew Trainer Laura Keiser; an unidentified staff member (with mustache); Mission Specialist Salizhan Sharipov of the Russian Space Agency; and Pilot Joe Edwards. STS-89 will be the eighth of nine scheduled Mir dockings and will include a double module of SPACEHAB, used mainly as a large pressurized cargo container for science, logistical equipment and supplies to be exchanged between the orbiter Endeavour and the Russian Space Station Mir. The nineday flight of STS-89 also is scheduled to include the transfer of the seventh American to live and work aboard the Russian orbiting outpost. Liftoff of Endeavour and its sevenmember crew is targeted for Jan. 15, 1998, at 1:03 a.m. EST from Launch Pad 39A KSC-97PC1724

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-89 crew members participate with tra...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-89 crew members participate with trainers in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) at the SPACEHAB Payload Processing Facility at Port Canaveral in preparation for the missi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Several STS-89 crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) inside the SPACEHAB module at the SPACEHAB Payload Processing Facility at Port Canaveral in preparation for the mission, slated to be the first Shuttle launch of 1998. From left to right are Mission Specialists Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., and Salizhan Sharipov of the Russian Space Agency, and Pilot Joe Edwards. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-89 will be the eighth of nine scheduled Mir dockings and will include a double module of SPACEHAB, used mainly as a large pressurized cargo container for science, logistical equipment and supplies to be exchanged between the orbiter Endeavour and the Russian Space Station Mir. The nine-day flight of STS-89 also is scheduled to include the transfer of the seventh American to live and work aboard the Russian orbiting outpost. Liftoff of Endeavour and its seven-member crew is targeted for Jan. 15, 1998, at 1:03 a.m. EST from Launch Pad 39A KSC-97PC1721

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Several STS-89 crew members participate ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Several STS-89 crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) inside the SPACEHAB module at the SPACEHAB Payload Processing Facility at Port Canaveral in prep... more

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participates in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC. Getting a close look at one of the Space Shuttle’s main engines are, from right, Commander Kevin Kregel, Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU), and Kadenyuk’s back-up, Yaroslav Pustovyi, Ph.D., also of NSAU. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight, providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1596

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard th...

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participates in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC... more

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participates in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC. Standing, from left, are Mission Specialist Winston Scott; backup Payload Specialist Yaroslav Pustovyi, Ph.D., of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU); Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of NSAU; Pilot Steven Lindsey; Commander Kevin Kregel; Mission Specialist Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan; and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1606

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard th...

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participates in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC... more

Kevin Kregel, commander of the STS-87 crew, participates in a news briefing at Launch Pad 39B during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Selected by NASA in 1992, Kregel is a veteran of two space flights (STS-70 and 78) and has logged over 618 hours in space. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. STS-87 is scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from pad 39B at KSC KSC-97PC1602

Kevin Kregel, commander of the STS-87 crew, participates in a news bri...

Kevin Kregel, commander of the STS-87 crew, participates in a news briefing at Launch Pad 39B during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Selected by NASA in 1992, Kre... more

Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D., a mission specialist of the STS-87 crew, participates in a news briefing at Launch Pad 39B during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). First-time Shuttle flier Dr. Chawla reported for training as an astronaut at Johnson Space Center in 1995. She has a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. STS-87 is scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from pad 39B at KSC KSC-97PC1603

Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D., a mission specialist of the STS-87 crew, partic...

Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D., a mission specialist of the STS-87 crew, participates in a news briefing at Launch Pad 39B during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). First-tim... more

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), poses at the pad during a break in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC. Standing in front of the Shuttle Columbia are, from left, Commander Kevin Kregel; Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D.; Pilot Steven Lindsey; Mission Specialist Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan; backup Payload Specialist Yaroslav Pustovyi, Ph.D., of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU); Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of NSAU; and Mission Specialist Winston Scott. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cutoff. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1605

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard th...

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), poses at the pad during a break in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration... more

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC. Posing for a group shot by Pad 39B are, from left to right, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D.; Mission Specialist Winston Scott; Mission Specialist Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan; Commander Kevin Kregel; Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU); Pilot Steven Lindsey; and Kadenyuk’s back-up, Yaroslav Pustovyi, Ph.D., also of NSAU. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight, providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1620

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard th...

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC.... more

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participates in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC. Testing a slidewire basket that is part of the pad’s emergency egress system are, from left, Mission Specialist Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan; Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU); and Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1598

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard th...

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participates in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC... more

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participates in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC. Getting a look at the Space Shuttle Columbia are, from left, Commander Kevin Kregel; Pilot Steven Lindsey; Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D.; Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU); Mission Specialist Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency of Japan; Kadenyuk’s back-up, Yaroslav Pustovyi, Ph.D., also of NSAU; and Mission Specialist Winston Scott. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1597

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard th...

The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participates in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC... more

Steven Lindsey, the pilot of the STS-87 crew, participates in a news briefing at Launch Pad 39B during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). A major in the U.S. Air Force, Lindsey became an astronaut in May 1996. This is his first flight on the Space Shuttle, but he previously has logged more than 2,700 hours of flying time in 49 different types of aircraft. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. STS-87 is scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from pad 39B at KSC KSC-97PC1604

Steven Lindsey, the pilot of the STS-87 crew, participates in a news b...

Steven Lindsey, the pilot of the STS-87 crew, participates in a news briefing at Launch Pad 39B during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). A major in the U.S. Air For... more

STS-87 Commander Kevin Kregel holds the crew patch in front of Columbia’s entry hatch at Launch Pad 39B during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The crew of the STS-87 mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1623

STS-87 Commander Kevin Kregel holds the crew patch in front of Columbi...

STS-87 Commander Kevin Kregel holds the crew patch in front of Columbia’s entry hatch at Launch Pad 39B during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The crew of the STS-87 mission is schedule... more

STS-87 Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk, at right, of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) is assisted into his orange launch and entry spacesuit ensemble by NASA Suit Technician Al Rochford, at left, before participating in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The crew of the STS-87 mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1613

STS-87 Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk, at right, of the National S...

STS-87 Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk, at right, of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) is assisted into his orange launch and entry spacesuit ensemble by NASA Suit Technician Al Rochford, at left, ... more

STS-87 Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) is assisted with his orange launch and entry spacesuit by NASA suit technicians at Launch Pad 39B during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The crew of the STS-87 mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1621

STS-87 Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency...

STS-87 Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) is assisted with his orange launch and entry spacesuit by NASA suit technicians at Launch Pad 39B during Terminal Countdo... more

STS-87 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D., is assisted with her orange launch and entry spacesuit by NASA suit technicians at Launch Pad 39B during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The crew of the STS-87 mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1622

STS-87 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D., is assisted with her ...

STS-87 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D., is assisted with her orange launch and entry spacesuit by NASA suit technicians at Launch Pad 39B during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities.... more

STS-87 Mission Specialist Winston Scott poses in his orange launch and entry spacesuit with NASA suit technicians at Launch Pad 39B during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The crew of the STS-87 mission is scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Scott will be performing an extravehicular activity (EVA) spacewalk during the mission. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay KSC-97PC1624

STS-87 Mission Specialist Winston Scott poses in his orange launch and...

STS-87 Mission Specialist Winston Scott poses in his orange launch and entry spacesuit with NASA suit technicians at Launch Pad 39B during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The crew of th... more

Pilot Rick Sturckow, left of center, and Mission Specialist Jerry Ross, right of center, participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) for STS-88 in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. Here, the crew is inspecting electrical connections that will be used in assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). STS-88, the first ISS assembly flight, is targeted for launch in July 1998 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-97PC1792

Pilot Rick Sturckow, left of center, and Mission Specialist Jerry Ross...

Pilot Rick Sturckow, left of center, and Mission Specialist Jerry Ross, right of center, participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) for STS-88 in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. The CEIT g... more

STS-88 crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. Working on a high voltage box for electrical connections for the International Space Station (ISS) are, left to right, a technician, Pilot Rick Sturckow, Mission Specialist Jerry Ross (with glasses), and Commander Bob Cabana (back to camera). The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-88, the first ISS assembly flight, is targeted for launch in July 1998 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-97PC1787

STS-88 crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (...

STS-88 crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. Working on a high voltage box for electrical connections for the International Space Stati... more

Mission Specialist Jerry Ross participates in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) for STS-88 in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. Here, Ross is inspecting electrical connections that will be used in assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). STS-88, the first ISS assembly flight, is targeted for launch in July 1998 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-97PC1786

Mission Specialist Jerry Ross participates in the Crew Equipment Inter...

Mission Specialist Jerry Ross participates in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) for STS-88 in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at t... more

Commander Bob Cabana participates in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) for STS-88 in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloads with which they will be working on-orbit. Here, Cabana inspects one of the six hatches on Node 1 of the International Space Station (ISS). STS-88, the first ISS assembly flight, is targeted for launch in July 1998 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-97PC1788

Commander Bob Cabana participates in the Crew Equipment Interface Test...

Commander Bob Cabana participates in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) for STS-88 in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the payloa... more