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STS088-342-034 - STS-088 - Newman and Sturckow on the middeck with beef jerky

STS088-342-034 - STS-088 - Newman and Sturckow on the middeck with bee...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 NASA astronaut James Newman (left), mission specialist, NULL, with NASA astronaut Rick Sturckow, pilot, looking on, enjoys some beef jerky on the... more

STS088-351-023 - STS-088 - Sturckow, Newman and Cabana on the middeck

STS088-351-023 - STS-088 - Sturckow, Newman and Cabana on the middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Mission specialist James Newman looks up at the camera as he is photographed on the middeck, with commander Bob Cabana sitting against the lockers in th... more

STS088-342-036 - STS-088 - Ross, Cabana and Sturckow on the middeck

STS088-342-036 - STS-088 - Ross, Cabana and Sturckow on the middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 mission specialist Jerry Ross (wearing glasses), pilot Rick Sturckow (top) and commander Robert Cabana review information while on the Endeavour'... more

STS088-341-002 - STS-088 - Sturckow eating on middeck

STS088-341-002 - STS-088 - Sturckow eating on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 Pilot Rick Sturckow eats a snack on the Endeavours middeck. Subject Terms: ASTRONAUTS, FOOD, MIDDECK, ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, STS-88, ENDEAVOUR (OR... more

STS088-307-029 - STS-088 - Sturckow and Krikalev on middeck

STS088-307-029 - STS-088 - Sturckow and Krikalev on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 pilot Rick Sturckow poses for a photo on the Endeavour's middeck wearing a t-shirt with the United States Marine Corp logo on the front . He is j... more

S88E5254 - STS-088 - Sturckow and Cabana on aft flight deck

S88E5254 - STS-088 - Sturckow and Cabana on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Frederick W. Sturckow, STS-88 pilot, and Robert D. Cabana, mission commander, are photographed on the orbiter Endeavour's aft flight deck. S... more

STS088-346-026 - STS-088 - Sturckow with TIPS messages on flight deck

STS088-346-026 - STS-088 - Sturckow with TIPS messages on flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 pilot Rick Sturckow is photographed on the flight deck with a roll of messages sent up on the Thermal Imaging Printing System (TIPS). Subject Te... more

STS088-343-027 - STS-088 - Sturckow on the aft flight deck during EVA

STS088-343-027 - STS-088 - Sturckow on the aft flight deck during EVA

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 pilot Rick Sturckow is photographed at the Endeavour's aft flight deck controls during one of three extravehicular activities (EVAs) performed du... more

STS088-343-021 - STS-088 - Sturckow on aft flight deck

STS088-343-021 - STS-088 - Sturckow on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Close-up view of STS-88 pilot Rick Sturckow on the Endeavour's aft flight deck during one of the three extravehicular activities (EVAs) performed during... more

STS088-307-028 - STS-088 - Sturckow and Krikalev on middeck

STS088-307-028 - STS-088 - Sturckow and Krikalev on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 pilot Rick Sturckow poses for a photo on the Endeavour's middeck wearing a t-shirt with the United States Marine Corp logo on the front . He is j... more

STS088-343-024 - STS-088 - Sturckow on the aft flight deck during EVA

STS088-343-024 - STS-088 - Sturckow on the aft flight deck during EVA

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 pilot Rick Sturckow is photographed on the Endeavour's aft flight deck during one of the three Extravehicular activities (EVAs). Subject Terms: ... more

STS088-357-001 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow in Node 1

STS088-357-001 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow in Node 1

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 commander Robert Cabana is photographed flying into the hatch leading to the Node 1/Unity module with pilot Rick Sturckow floating underneath him... more

S88E5126 - STS-088 - Sturckow in Node 1/Unity module with power tool

S88E5126 - STS-088 - Sturckow in Node 1/Unity module with power tool

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 pilot Frederick W. ``Rick`` Sturckow poses for a photo in the Node 1/ Unit module holding a power tool in one hand and restraint bolts in his mou... more

STS088-341-034 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

STS088-341-034 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 commander Robert Cabana (left) and pilot Rick Sturckow on the Endeavour's aft flight deck under the overhead windows. Subject Terms: ASTRONAUTS,... more

STS088-341-033 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

STS088-341-033 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 commander Robert Cabana (left) and pilot Rick Sturckow (both wearing caps with the Marine Corp insignia) are photographed at their stations on th... more

STS088-341-032 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

STS088-341-032 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 commander Robert Cabana (left) and pilot Rick Sturckow are photographed at their stations on the Endeavours forward flight deck. Subject Terms: ... more

S88E5125 - STS-088 - Sturckow in Node 1/Unity module with power tool

S88E5125 - STS-088 - Sturckow in Node 1/Unity module with power tool

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 pilot Frederick W. ``Rick`` Sturckow poses for a photo in the Node 1/ Unit module holding a power tool in one hand and restraint bolts in his mou... more

STS088-330-002 - STS-088 - Krikalev and Sturckow remove launch restraint bolts in FGB/Zarya module

STS088-330-002 - STS-088 - Krikalev and Sturckow remove launch restrai...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 mission specialist Sergei Krikalev and pilot Rick Sturckow pose for a photo in the FGB/Zarya module as they remove launch restraint bolts from th... more

STS088-330-003 - STS-088 - Krikalev and Sturckow remove launch restraint bolts in FGB/Zarya module

STS088-330-003 - STS-088 - Krikalev and Sturckow remove launch restrai...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 mission specialist Sergei Krikalev and pilot Rick Sturckow pose for a photo in the FGB/Zarya module as they remove launch restraint bolts from th... more

STS088-341-031 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

STS088-341-031 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 commander Robert Cabana (left) and pilot Rick Sturckow (both wearing caps with the Marine Corp insignia) are photographed at their stations on th... more

STS088-341-036 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

STS088-341-036 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 commander Robert Cabana (left) and pilot Rick Sturckow on the Endeavour's aft flight deck under the overhead windows. Subject Terms: ASTRONAUTS,... more

STS088-306-003 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on aft flight deck

STS088-306-003 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 Mission commander Robert Cabana is photographed looking out of the aft flight deck overhead windows where he is joined by Sturckow, holding a ch... more

STS088-306-001 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on aft flight deck

STS088-306-001 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 pilot Rick Sturckow and mission commander Robert Cabana pose for a photo under the Endeavour's aft flight deck windows. Subject Terms: ASTRONAUT... more

STS088-341-037 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

STS088-341-037 - STS-088 - Cabana and Sturckow on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-88 commander Robert Cabana (left) and pilot Rick Sturckow on the Endeavour's aft flight deck under the overhead windows. Subject Terms: ASTRONAUTS,... more

ASCAN Frederick Sturckow individual photo

ASCAN Frederick Sturckow individual photo

S95-05777 (15 Mar. 1995) --- Astronaut Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, commander.

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

Pilot Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialist Jerry Ross, both members of the STS-88 crew, participate with technicians in the Crew Equipment Interface Test for that mission in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. STS-88, the first International Space Station assembly flight, is targeted for launch in July 1998 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour KSC-97PC1784

Pilot Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialist Jerry Ross, both members of...

Pilot Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialist Jerry Ross, both members of the STS-88 crew, participate with technicians in the Crew Equipment Interface Test for that mission in KSC's Space Station Processing Facil... more

STS-88 crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) for that mission in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. Discussing the mission are, from left to right, Pilot Rick Sturckow, Mission Specialists Jerry Ross and Nancy Currie, and Commander Bob Cabana. 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-97PC1793

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

STS-88 crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) for that mission in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. Discussing the mission are, from left to right, Pilot Rick Sturckow, Miss... more

STS-88 crew members and Boeing Manufacturing Engineer Harry Feinberg enjoy a moment inside Node 1 of the International Space Station (ISS) during the mission's Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in KSC's Space Station Processing Facility. Discussing the mission are, from left to right, Feinberg, Commander Bob Cabana, Mission Specialist Nancy Currie, and Pilot Rick Sturckow. 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-97PC1790

STS-88 crew members and Boeing Manufacturing Engineer Harry Feinberg e...

STS-88 crew members and Boeing Manufacturing Engineer Harry Feinberg enjoy a moment inside Node 1 of the International Space Station (ISS) during the mission's Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in KSC's Spac... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  S95-05777-- Astronaut Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, commander. KSC-98pc0643

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- S95-05777-- Astronaut Frederick W. (Ric...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- S95-05777-- Astronaut Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, commander.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-88 Pilot Rick W. Sturckow inspects equipment on the Unity connecting module, part of the International Space Station, in the Space Station Processing Facility at KSC. During the mission, the Unity connecting module will be mated to the Zarya control module, which will already be in orbit. The STS-88 crew is participating in a Crew Equipment Interface Test, which gives astronauts an opportunity for a hands-on look at the payloads on which they will be working while on orbit. STS-88 will be the first Space Shuttle launch for the International Space Station. Launch is scheduled for December 1998 KSC-98pc845

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-88 Pilot Rick W. Sturckow inspects e...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-88 Pilot Rick W. Sturckow inspects equipment on the Unity connecting module, part of the International Space Station, in the Space Station Processing Facility at KSC. During th... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT), Boeing Structural Engineer Karry Switzer (second from left) shows part of the Unity connecting module to STS-88 crew members Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross and Pilot Rick W. Sturckow in the Space Station Processing Facility at KSC. The Unity connecting module, part of the International Space Station, will be mated to the Zarya control module, which will already be in orbit. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity for a hands-on look at the payloads on which they will be working while on orbit. STS-88 will be the first Space Shuttle launch for the International Space Station. Launch is scheduled for December 1998 KSC-98pc846

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of the Crew Equipment Interface ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As part of the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT), Boeing Structural Engineer Karry Switzer (second from left) shows part of the Unity connecting module to STS-88 crew members Mi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-88 crew members and technicians watch as Pilot Rick W. Sturckow inspects equipment on the Unity connecting module, part of the International Space Station, in the Space Station Processing Facility at KSC. During the mission, the Unity connecting module will be mated to the Zarya control module, which will already be in orbit. The STS-88 crew is participating in a Crew Equipment Interface Test, which gives astronauts an opportunity for a hands-on look at the payloads on which they will be working while on orbit. STS-88 will be the first Space Shuttle launch for the International Space Station. Launch is scheduled for December 1998 KSC-98pc847

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-88 crew members and technicians watc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-88 crew members and technicians watch as Pilot Rick W. Sturckow inspects equipment on the Unity connecting module, part of the International Space Station, in the Space Station... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, STS-88 Mission Specialists (left to right) Jerry L. Ross; Sergei Krikalev, a cosmonaut from Russia; and James H. Newman examine equipment that will be on the Space Shuttle Endeavour during their upcoming flight. Launch of Mission STS-88 is targeted for Dec. 3, 1998. The STS-88 crew members are participating in a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT), familiarizing themselves with the orbiter's midbody and crew compartments. Other crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie. STS-88 will be the first Space Shuttle launch for assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The primary payload is the Unity connecting module which will be mated to the Russian-built Zarya control module, expected to be already on orbit after a November launch from Russia. The first major U.S.-built component of ISS, Unity will serve as a connecting passageway to living and working areas of the space station. Unity has two attached pressurized mating adapters (PMAs) and one stowage rack installed inside. PMA-1 provides the permanent connection point between Unity and Zarya; PMA-2 will serve as a Space Shuttle docking port. Zarya is a self-supporting active vehicle, providing propulsive control capability and power during the early assembly stages. It also has fuel storage capability KSC-98pc1213

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, STS-88 Mission Specialists (left to right) Jerry L. Ross; Sergei Krikalev, a cosmonaut from Russia; and James H. Newman examine equipment ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. Sturckow makes a visual inspection of windows on the Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour. The STS-88 crew members are participating in a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT), familiarizing themselves with the orbiter's midbody and crew compartments. Targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998, STS-88 will be the first Space Shuttle launch for assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The primary payload is the Unity connecting module which will be mated to the Russian-built Zarya control module, expected to be already on orbit after a November launch from Russia. The first major U.S.-built component of ISS, Unity will serve as a connecting passageway to living and working areas of the space station. Unity has two attached pressurized mating adapters (PMAs) and one stowage rack installed inside. PMA-1 provides the permanent connection point between Unity and Zarya; PMA-2 will serve as a Space Shuttle docking port. Zarya is a self-supporting active vehicle, providing propulsive control capability and power during the early assembly stages. It also has fuel storage capability KSC-98pc1226

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. Sturckow makes a visual inspection of windows on the Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour. The STS-88 crew members ar... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, STS-88 Mission Specialists Sergei Krikalev (left), a cosmonaut from Russia; and Jerry L. Ross examine equipment that will be aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. Launch of mission STS-88 is targeted for Dec. 3, 1998. The STS-88 crew members are participating in a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT), familiarizing themselves with the orbiter's midbody and crew compartments. Other crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie and James H. Newman. STS-88 will be the first Space Shuttle launch for assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The primary payload is the Unity connecting module which will be mated to the Russian-built Zarya control module, expected to be already on orbit after a November launch from Russia. The first major U.S.-built component of ISS, Unity will serve as a connecting passageway to living and working areas of the space station. Unity has two attached pressurized mating adapters (PMAs) and one stowage rack installed inside. PMA-1 provides the permanent connection point between Unity and Zarya; PMA-2 will serve as a Space Shuttle docking port. Zarya is a self-supporting active vehicle, providing propulsive control capability and power during the early assembly stages. It also has fuel storage capability KSC-98pc1214

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1, STS-88 Mission Specialists Sergei Krikalev (left), a cosmonaut from Russia; and Jerry L. Ross examine equipment that will be aboard Space ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,  Fla. -- In the cloud-dimmed light of early morning, Space Shuttle Endeavour sits in place at Launch Pad 39A , atop the mobile launcher platform and crawler transporter, after rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building. At its left are the Rotating Service Structure and Fixed Service Structure with the orbiter access arm extended. The access arm swings out to the orbiter crew compartment hatch to allow personnel to enter the crew compartment. At its outer end is the white room, an environmental chamber, that mates with the orbiter. While at the pad, the orbiter, external tank and solid rocket boosters will undergo final preparations for the STS-88 launch targeted for Dec. 3, 1998. Mission STS-88 is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. While on orbit, the flight crew will deploy Unity from the payload bay and connect it to the Russian-built Zarya control module which will be in orbit at that time. Unity will be the main connecting point for later U.S. station modules and components. More than 40 launches are planned over five years involving the resources and expertise of 16 cooperating nations. Comprising the STS-88 crew are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1360

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the cloud-dimmed light of early morn...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the cloud-dimmed light of early morning, Space Shuttle Endeavour sits in place at Launch Pad 39A , atop the mobile launcher platform and crawler transporter, after rollout from... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,  Fla. -- Towering atop the mobile launcher platform and crawler transporter in the early morning light, Space Shuttle Endeavour arrives at Launch Pad 39A after rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building. At its left are the Rotating Service Structure and the Fixed Service Structure; at the right is the 300,000-gallon water tank, part of the sound suppression water system. While at the pad, the orbiter, external tank and solid rocket boosters will undergo final preparations for the STS-88 launch targeted for Dec. 3, 1998. Mission STS-88 is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. While on orbit, the flight crew will deploy Unity from the payload bay and connect it to the Russian-built Zarya control module which will be in orbit at that time. Unity will be the main connecting point for later U.S. station modules and components. More than 40 launches are planned over five years involving the resources and expertise of 16 cooperating nations. Comprising the STS-88 crew are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1358

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Towering atop the mobile launcher platf...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Towering atop the mobile launcher platform and crawler transporter in the early morning light, Space Shuttle Endeavour arrives at Launch Pad 39A after rollout from the Vehicle Ass... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,  Fla. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour arrives at Launch Pad 39A in the dim early morning light, atop the mobile launcher platform and crawler transporter, after rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building. The flag identifying the Shuttle (at right) waves slightly from the wind. At left are the Fixed Service Structure and Rotating Service Structure. While at the pad, the orbiter, external tank and solid rocket boosters will undergo final preparations for the STS-88 launch targeted for Dec. 3, 1998. Mission STS-88 is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. While on orbit, the flight crew will deploy Unity from the payload bay and connect it to the Russian-built Zarya control module which will be in orbit at that time. Unity will be the main connecting point for later U.S. station modules and components. More than 40 launches are planned over five years involving the resources and expertise of 16 cooperating nations. Comprising the STS-88 crew are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1359

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour arrives at Laun...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour arrives at Launch Pad 39A in the dim early morning light, atop the mobile launcher platform and crawler transporter, after rollout from the Vehicle Assembl... more

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston, Texas --  STS088(S)002 -- Five NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut assigned to the STS-88 mission, scheduled for an early December launch, take time out from their busy training agenda for a crew portrait.  Seated in front are Sergei K. Krikalev, a mission specialist representing the Russian Space Agency (RSA), and astronaut Nancy J. Currie, mission specialist.  In the rear, from the left, are astronauts Jerry L. Ross, mission specialist; Robert D. Cabana, mission commander; Frederick W. Sturckow, pilot; and James H. Newman, mission specialist. KSC-98PC-1737

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston, Texas -- STS088(S)002 -- Five NASA ast...

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston, Texas -- STS088(S)002 -- Five NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut assigned to the STS-88 mission, scheduled for an early December launch, take time out from their busy traini... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie climbs out of a T-38 jet aircraft in which she arrived after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility in order to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises, emergency egress training, and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1485

STS-88 Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie climbs out of a T-38 jet air...

STS-88 Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie climbs out of a T-38 jet aircraft in which she arrived after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility in order to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) ... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist James H. Newman gives a thumbs up on his nighttime arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility in a T-38 jet aircraft to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises, emergency egress training, and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, and Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1486

STS-88 Mission Specialist James H. Newman gives a thumbs up on his nig...

STS-88 Mission Specialist James H. Newman gives a thumbs up on his nighttime arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility in a T-38 jet aircraft to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activitie... more

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana arrives after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility in a T-38 jet aircraft to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises, emergency egress training, and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1482

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana arrives after dark at the Sh...

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana arrives after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility in a T-38 jet aircraft to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the... more

The STS-88 crew members pose for a group photograph in front of a T-38 jet aircraft after their nighttime arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. From left to right, they are Mission Specialist Sergei Krikalev, who is a Russian cosmonaut, Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie, Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises, emergency egress training, and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1487

The STS-88 crew members pose for a group photograph in front of a T-38...

The STS-88 crew members pose for a group photograph in front of a T-38 jet aircraft after their nighttime arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) act... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, arrives after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility in a T-38 jet aircraft to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises, emergency egress training, and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, and James H. Newman. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1483

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, arrive...

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, arrives after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility in a T-38 jet aircraft to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities.... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross arrives after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises, emergency egress training, and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie and James H. Newman and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1481

STS-88 Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross arrives after dark at the Shut...

STS-88 Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross arrives after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated coun... more

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow arrives after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility in a T-38 jet aircraft to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises, emergency egress training, and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. Ross and Newman will make three spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1484

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow arrives after dark at the Sh...

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow arrives after dark at the Shuttle Landing Facility in a T-38 jet aircraft to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross prepares to operate an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard (left) during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana; Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow; and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, James H. Newman, and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut KSC-98pc1497

STS-88 Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross prepares to operate an M-113, ...

STS-88 Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross prepares to operate an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard (left) during Termina... more

The STS-88 crew receives instruction on the operation of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training from George Hoggard (back to camera) during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. From left to right, they are Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross; Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana; Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut; Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie; Mission Specialist James H. Newman; and Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1489

The STS-88 crew receives instruction on the operation of an M-113, an ...

The STS-88 crew receives instruction on the operation of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training from George Hoggard (back to camera) during Terminal Countdown Demonstration... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, operates an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard (left) during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana; Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow; and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, and James H. Newman KSC-98pc1493

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian c...

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, operates an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,  Fla. -- The STS-88 crew get instruction from Ken Clark, at right, a training instructor with United Space Alliance (USA), on emergency egress procedures from launch pad 39A. From left, they are Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross, Nancy J. Currie, James H. Newman and Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana. The crew are at KSC to participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1519

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-88 crew get instruction from Ke...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-88 crew get instruction from Ken Clark, at right, a training instructor with United Space Alliance (USA), on emergency egress procedures from launch pad 39A. From left, th... more

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (right) receives instruction on the operation of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training from George Hoggard during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman, and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut KSC-98pc1494

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (right) receives instruction...

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (right) receives instruction on the operation of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training from George Hoggard during Terminal Countd... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie prepares to operate an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard (left) during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana; Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow; and Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman, and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut KSC-98pc1496

STS-88 Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie prepares to operate an M-113...

STS-88 Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie prepares to operate an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard (left) during Termi... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist James H. Newman (right) receives instruction on the operation of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training from George Hoggard during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana; Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow; and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut KSC-98pc1488

STS-88 Mission Specialist James H. Newman (right) receives instruction...

STS-88 Mission Specialist James H. Newman (right) receives instruction on the operation of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training from George Hoggard during Terminal Countd... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,  Fla. -- At launch pad 39A, the STS-88 crew pose for a photograph after Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. From left, they are Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut; Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow; Mission Specialist James H. Newman; Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana; Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross; and Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1518

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At launch pad 39A, the STS-88 crew pose...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At launch pad 39A, the STS-88 crew pose for a photograph after Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. From left, they are Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovi... more

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana operates an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard (left) during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman, and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut KSC-98pc1495

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana operates an M-113, an armore...

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana operates an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard (left) during Terminal Countdo... more

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow receives instruction on the operation of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman, and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut KSC-98pc1490

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow receives instruction on the ...

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow receives instruction on the operation of an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,  Fla. -- STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (left) and Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (right) examine part of the emergency egress system at Launch Pad 39A, during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. Standing between them is an unidentified KSC worker. The crew are at KSC to participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Unity will be mated with the already orbiting Russian-built Zarya control module. The 12-day mission includes three planned spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1523

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Caba...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (left) and Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (right) examine part of the emergency egress system at Launch Pad 39A, during Terminal Coun... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,  Fla. -- STS-88 crew members pose for a photograph in the white room, an environmental chamber, on launch pad 39A. In the front row are (left) Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross (kneeling) and Nancy J. Currie; in the back row are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialists James H. Newman and Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. The crew are at KSC to participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1522

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-88 crew members pose for a photogra...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-88 crew members pose for a photograph in the white room, an environmental chamber, on launch pad 39A. In the front row are (left) Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Mission S... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev (center front), a Russian cosmonaut, prepares to operate an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard (left) during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana; Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow; and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, and James H. Newman KSC-98pc1492

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev (center fron...

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev (center front), a Russian cosmonaut, prepares to operate an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,  Fla. -- Flanked by a solid rocket booster and external tank at left, STS-88 crew members pose for a group photograph near the top of the Fixed Service Structure at Launch Pad 39A. They are (front to back) Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman, and (at right) Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. The crew are at KSC to participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1521

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Flanked by a solid rocket booster and e...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Flanked by a solid rocket booster and external tank at left, STS-88 crew members pose for a group photograph near the top of the Fixed Service Structure at Launch Pad 39A. They ar... more

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (right) operates an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman, and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut KSC-98pc1491

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (right) operates an M-113, a...

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (right) operates an M-113, an armored personnel carrier, as part of emergency egress training under the watchful eye of instructor George Hoggard during Terminal Countd... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER,  Fla. -- STS-88 crew members pose for a photograph during a break in emergency egress training on launch pad 39A. They are (left to right) Mission Specialists James H. Newman , Jerry L. Ross and Nancy J. Currie, Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialist Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. The crew are at KSC to participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1524

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-88 crew members pose for a photogra...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-88 crew members pose for a photograph during a break in emergency egress training on launch pad 39A. They are (left to right) Mission Specialists James H. Newman , Jerry L. Ro... more

(From left) STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman examine some equipment that will be used on their upcoming space flight. The astronauts are in the Operations and Checkout Building as part of the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station. The Space Shuttle Endeavour will carry the six-member crew and the Unity connecting module with its two attached pressurized mating adapters KSC-98pc1529

(From left) STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Spec...

(From left) STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman examine some equipment that will be used on their upcoming space flight. The astr... more

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow suits up in the Operations and Checkout Building, as part of flight crew equipment fit check, prior to his trip to Launch Pad 39A. He is helped by suit tech Terri McKinney. The crew are at KSC to participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) which includes mission familiarization activities, emergency egress training, and the simulated main engine cut-off exercise. This is Sturckow's first space flight. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1532

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow suits up in the Operations a...

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow suits up in the Operations and Checkout Building, as part of flight crew equipment fit check, prior to his trip to Launch Pad 39A. He is helped by suit tech Terri McKin... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (left) and Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (right) are ready to leave Launch Pad 39A in the slidewire basket during an emergency egress exercise. Other crew members watch from behind. The crew are at KSC to participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) which includes mission familiarization activities, emergency egress training, and the simulated main engine cut-off exercise. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Unity will be mated with the already orbiting Russian-built Zarya control module. The 12-day mission includes three planned spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1539

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Caba...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (left) and Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (right) are ready to leave Launch Pad 39A in the slidewire basket during an emergency egres... more

Introduced by NASA News Chief Bruce Buckingham (left), the STS-88 crew answer questions from media representatives after a day of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. From left, they are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross, Nancy J. Currie, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises, emergency egress training, and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1535

Introduced by NASA News Chief Bruce Buckingham (left), the STS-88 crew...

Introduced by NASA News Chief Bruce Buckingham (left), the STS-88 crew answer questions from media representatives after a day of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. From left, they are Mis... more

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (left) and Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (right) take their seats in the flight deck inside orbiter Endeavour during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Activities (TCDT). The TCDT includes mission familiarization activities, emergency egress training, and the simulated main engine cut-off exercise. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Unity will be mated with the already orbiting Russian-built Zarya control module. The 12-day mission includes three planned spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1542

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (left) and Pilot Frederick W...

STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana (left) and Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (right) take their seats in the flight deck inside orbiter Endeavour during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Activities (T... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  On Launch Pad 39A, the STS-88 crew pose after successfully completing a pre-launch countdown exercise as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test. From left, they are Mission Specialist James H. Newman, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Ph.D., Jerry L. Ross and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module. Unity will be mated with the already orbiting Russian-built Zarya control module. The 12-day mission includes three planned spacewalks to connect power, data and utility lines and install exterior equipment KSC-98pc1544

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- On Launch Pad 39A, the STS-88 crew pose...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- On Launch Pad 39A, the STS-88 crew pose after successfully completing a pre-launch countdown exercise as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test. From left, they are Mission... more

After suiting up for their practice countdown exercise, STS-88 crew members head for the bus outside the Operations and Checkout Building for the trip to Launch Pad 39A. From left they are Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross, Mission Specialist Sergei Krikalev, who is a Russian cosmonaut, Mission Specialists James H. Newman and Nancy J. Currie, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana. The crew are at KSC to participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) which includes mission familiarization activities, emergency egress training, and the simulated main engine cut-off exercise. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1525

After suiting up for their practice countdown exercise, STS-88 crew me...

After suiting up for their practice countdown exercise, STS-88 crew members head for the bus outside the Operations and Checkout Building for the trip to Launch Pad 39A. From left they are Mission Specialist Je... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev poses for a photograph in the white room on Launch Pad 39A while taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provides the crew with simulated countdown exercises, emergency egress training, and opportunities to inspect their mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. This will be Krikalev's second space flight. Others in the STS-88 crew are Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, and James H. Newman. Mission STS-88 is targeted for launch on Dec. 3, 1998. It is the first U.S. flight for the assembly of the International Space Station and will carry the Unity connecting module KSC-98pc1598

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev poses for a ...

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev poses for a photograph in the white room on Launch Pad 39A while taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT provid... more

International Space Station (ISS)

International Space Station (ISS)

Five NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut assigned to the STS-88 mission pose for a crew portrait. Seated in front (left to right) are mission specialists Sergei K. Krikalev, representing the Russian Space A... more

A smiling STS-88 Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross prepares to exit the T-38 jet aircraft that brought him to the Shuttle Landing Facility. He joins the five other crew members, Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, for prelaunch preparations for mission STS-88 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. The scheduled time of launch is 3:56 a.m. EST on Dec. 3 from Launch Pad 39A. The mission is the first U.S. launch for the International Space Station. Endeavour carries the Unity connecting module which the crew will be mating with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, Endeavour will carry two small replacement electronics boxes for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is scheduled to last nearly 12 days KSC-98pc1743

A smiling STS-88 Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross prepares to exit the...

A smiling STS-88 Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross prepares to exit the T-38 jet aircraft that brought him to the Shuttle Landing Facility. He joins the five other crew members, Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot... more

Shortly after their arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility, STS-88 crew members talk to the media. From left, they are Mission Specialists James H. Newman and Jerry L. Ross, Commander Robert D. Cabana (at microphone), Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, and Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow. Krikalev is a Russian cosmonaut who has flown three times in space, once on the Space Shuttle and twice aboard the Russian Space Station Mir. The STS-88 mission is the fourth spaceflight for Cabana, sixth for Ross, third for Currie, third for Newman and first for Sturckow. The scheduled time of launch is 3:56 a.m. EST on Dec. 3 from Launch Pad 39A. The mission is the first U.S. launch for the International Space Station. Endeavour carries the Unity connecting module which the crew will be mating with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, Endeavour will carry two small replacement electronics boxes for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is scheduled to last nearly 12 days KSC-98pc1744

Shortly after their arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility, STS-88 cr...

Shortly after their arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility, STS-88 crew members talk to the media. From left, they are Mission Specialists James H. Newman and Jerry L. Ross, Commander Robert D. Cabana (at micr... more

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (at left) and Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie walk across the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility after exiting the T-38 jet aircraft (in background) that brought them to KSC. They join the four other crew members, Commander Robert D. Cabana and Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, for prelaunch preparations for mission STS-88 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. The scheduled time of launch is 3:56 a.m. EST on Dec. 3 from Launch Pad 39A. The mission is the first U.S. launch for the International Space Station. Endeavour carries the Unity connecting module which the crew will be mating with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, Endeavour will carry two small replacement electronics boxes for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is scheduled to last nearly 12 days KSC-98pc1742

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (at left) and Mission Specia...

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (at left) and Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie walk across the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility after exiting the T-38 jet aircraft (in background) that brought... more

STS-88 Commander Robert D. Cabana smiles at onlookers after his arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility aboard a T-38 jet aircraft. He joins other crew members Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, for prelaunch preparations for Mission STS-88 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. The scheduled time of launch is 3:56 a.m. EST on Dec. 3 from Launch Pad 39A. The mission is the first U.S. launch for the International Space Station. Endeavour carries the Unity connecting module which the crew will be mating with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, Endeavour will carry two small replacement electronics boxes for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is scheduled to last nearly 12 days KSC-98pc1740

STS-88 Commander Robert D. Cabana smiles at onlookers after his arriva...

STS-88 Commander Robert D. Cabana smiles at onlookers after his arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility aboard a T-38 jet aircraft. He joins other crew members Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Spe... more

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, smiles at onlookers after his arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility aboard a T-38 jet aircraft. He joins the five other crew members, Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman, for prelaunch preparations for Mission STS-88 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. The scheduled time of launch is 3:56 a.m. EST on Dec. 3 from Launch Pad 39A. The mission is the first U.S. launch for the International Space Station. Endeavour carries the Unity connecting module which the crew will be mating with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, Endeavour will carry two small replacement electronics boxes for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is scheduled to last nearly 12 days KSC-98pc1741

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian c...

STS-88 Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, smiles at onlookers after his arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility aboard a T-38 jet aircraft. He joins the five other crew mem... more

At Launch Pad 39A, STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana gets a close look at the Unity connecting module and its two attached pressurized mating adapters. Unity is in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, awaiting liftoff of Mission STS-88. Cabana and the other five members of the STS-88 crew arrived at KSC in the early morning hours of Nov. 30 for final prelaunch preparations. The other crew members are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. The scheduled liftoff is at 3:56 a.m. on Dec. 3. Unity is the primary payload of the mission, which is the first U.S. launch for the International Space Station. The crew will be mating Unity with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, Endeavour will carry two small replacement electronics boxes for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is scheduled to last nearly 12 days KSC-98pc1745

At Launch Pad 39A, STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana gets a cl...

At Launch Pad 39A, STS-88 Mission Commander Robert D. Cabana gets a close look at the Unity connecting module and its two attached pressurized mating adapters. Unity is in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle E... more

At Launch Pad 39A, STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (at left) and Commander Robert D. Cabana look over the Unity connecting module and its two attached pressurized mating adapters. Unity is in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, awaiting liftoff of Mission STS-88. Cabana, Sturckow and the other four members of the STS-88 crew arrived at KSC in the early morning hours of Nov. 30 for prelaunch preparations. The other crew members are Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. The scheduled liftoff is at 3:56 a.m. on Dec. 3. Unity is the primary payload of the mission, which is the first U.S. launch for the International Space Station. The crew will be mating Unity with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, Endeavour will carry two small replacement electronics boxes for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is scheduled to last nearly 12 days KSC-98pc1746

At Launch Pad 39A, STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (at left)...

At Launch Pad 39A, STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow (at left) and Commander Robert D. Cabana look over the Unity connecting module and its two attached pressurized mating adapters. Unity is in the payl... more

After leaving the Operations and Checkout Building, the STS-88 crew approach the Astrovan for their trip to Launch Pad 39A. In the back row are (left to right) Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, and Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman. In the front row (left to right) are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie and Commander Robert D. Cabana. STS-88 is expected to launch at 3:56 a.m. EST with the six-member crew aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on Dec. 3. Endeavour carries the Unity connecting module, which the crew will be mating with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, two small replacement electronics boxes are on board for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is expected to last 11 days, 19 hours and 49 minutes, with landing at 10:17 p.m. EST on Dec. 14 KSC-98pc1764

After leaving the Operations and Checkout Building, the STS-88 crew ap...

After leaving the Operations and Checkout Building, the STS-88 crew approach the Astrovan for their trip to Launch Pad 39A. In the back row are (left to right) Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev... more

Despite the launch scrub of Space Shuttle Mission STS-88, Commander Robert D. Cabana has a big smile as he returns to the crew quarters in the Operations and Checkout Building. Behind him in the astronaut van is Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow. The Space Shuttle Endeavour is slated to make another liftoff attempt on Friday, Dec. 4, for the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station KSC-98pc1770

Despite the launch scrub of Space Shuttle Mission STS-88, Commander Ro...

Despite the launch scrub of Space Shuttle Mission STS-88, Commander Robert D. Cabana has a big smile as he returns to the crew quarters in the Operations and Checkout Building. Behind him in the astronaut van i... more

The STS-88 crew gather for the traditional pre-launch breakfast in the Operations and Checkout Building. From left to right are Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross and Nancy J. Currie, Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. Mission STS-88 is expected to launch at 3:56 a.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on Dec. 3. Endeavour carries the Unity connecting module, which the crew will be mating with the Russian-built Zarya control module already on orbit. In addition to Unity, two small replacement electronics boxes are on board for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is expected to last 11 days, 19 hours and 49 minutes, landing at 10:17 p.m. EST on Dec. 14 KSC-98pc1756

The STS-88 crew gather for the traditional pre-launch breakfast in the...

The STS-88 crew gather for the traditional pre-launch breakfast in the Operations and Checkout Building. From left to right are Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross and Nancy J. Currie, Commander Robert D. Cabana,... more

As part of the final STS-88 prelaunch activities, the six crew members gather for a last meal before liftoff and a photo opportunity in the Operations and Checkout Building. From left, they are Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut; Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow; Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie; Commander Robert D. Cabana; and Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman. STS-88 will be the first U.S. launch dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Center. Liftoff aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour is targeted for 3:36 a.m. EST, Dec. 4, from Launch Pad 39A KSC-98pc1777

As part of the final STS-88 prelaunch activities, the six crew members...

As part of the final STS-88 prelaunch activities, the six crew members gather for a last meal before liftoff and a photo opportunity in the Operations and Checkout Building. From left, they are Mission Speciali... more

In the Operations and Checkout Building, STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow gets help with his flight suit from suit technician Terri McKinney before launch. Mission STS-88 is expected to launch at 3:56 a.m. EST with the six-member crew aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on Dec. 3. Endeavour carries the Unity connecting module, which the crew will be mating with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, two small replacement electronics boxes are on board for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is expected to last 11 days, 19 hours and 49 minutes, landing at 10:17 p.m. EST on Dec. 14 KSC-98pc1760

In the Operations and Checkout Building, STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Ri...

In the Operations and Checkout Building, STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow gets help with his flight suit from suit technician Terri McKinney before launch. Mission STS-88 is expected to launch at 3:56 ... more

The STS-88 crew leave the Operations and Checkout Building for their trip to Launch Pad 39A. In the front row (left to right) are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie and Commander Robert D. Cabana. Behind them (left to right) are Mission Specialist Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut, and Mission Specialists Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman. STS-88 is expected to launch at 3:56 a.m. EST with the six-member crew aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on Dec. 3. Endeavour carries the Unity connecting module, which the crew will be mating with the Russian-built Zarya control module already in orbit. In addition to Unity, two small replacement electronics boxes are on board for possible repairs to Zarya batteries. The mission is expected to last 11 days, 19 hours and 49 minutes, with landing at 10:17 p.m. EST on Dec. 14 KSC-98pc1763

The STS-88 crew leave the Operations and Checkout Building for their t...

The STS-88 crew leave the Operations and Checkout Building for their trip to Launch Pad 39A. In the front row (left to right) are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie and Comma... more

STS-88 crew members depart the Operations and Checkout Building to board the astronaut van (at right) for the short journey to Launch Pad 39A where the Space Shuttle Endeavour is poised for liftoff of the first U.S. launch dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. In front row, from left, are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie and Commander Robert D. Cabana. In back row, from left, are Mission Specialists Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut; Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman. Liftoff is targeted for 3:35 a.m. EST on Dec. 4 KSC-98pc1784

STS-88 crew members depart the Operations and Checkout Building to boa...

STS-88 crew members depart the Operations and Checkout Building to board the astronaut van (at right) for the short journey to Launch Pad 39A where the Space Shuttle Endeavour is poised for liftoff of the first... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  As the Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A on Mission STS-88, several fish believed to be mullet (at center left) "launch" themselves out of the water from one of the waterways around the pad. Liftoff of the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station was at 3:35:34 a.m. EST on Dec. 4. During the nearly 12-day mission, the six-member crew will mate in space the first two elements of the International Space Station the already-orbiting Zarya control module with the Unity connecting module carried by Endeavour. Crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. This was the second launch attempt for STS-88. The first one on Dec. 3 was scrubbed when launch controllers, following an assessment of a suspect hydraulic system, were unable to resume the countdown clock in time to launch within the remaining launch window KSC-98pc1792

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- As the Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts of...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- As the Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A on Mission STS-88, several fish believed to be mullet (at center left) "launch" themselves out of the water from one o... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  The Space Shuttle Endeavour illuminates the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from Launch Pad 39A was at 3:35:34 a.m. EST. During the nearly 12-day mission, the six-member crew will mate in space the first two elements of the International Space Station the already-orbiting Zarya control module with the Unity connecting module carried by Endeavour. Crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. This was the second launch attempt for STS-88. The first one on Dec. 3 was scrubbed when launch controllers, following an assessment of a suspect hydraulic system, were unable to resume the countdown clock in time to launch within the remaining launch window KSC-98pc1791

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour illuminates...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour illuminates the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from ... more

STS088-S-005 (4 Dec. 1998) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS).  Liftoff occurred at 3:35:34 a.m. (EST), December 4, 1998, from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida.  Onboard were astronauts Robert D. Cabana, mission commander; Frederick W. Sturckow, pilot; Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman, along with Russian Space Agency (RSA) cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev, all mission specialists. sts088-s-005

STS088-S-005 (4 Dec. 1998) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up t...

STS088-S-005 (4 Dec. 1998) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred at 3:3... more

STS088-S-008 (4 Dec. 1998) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS).  Liftoff occurred at 3:35:34 a.m. (EST), December 4, 1998, from Launch Pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida.  Onboard were astronauts Robert D. Cabana, mission commander; Frederick W. Sturckow, pilot; Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman, along with Russian Space Agency (RSA) cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev, all mission specialists. sts088-s-008

STS088-S-008 (4 Dec. 1998) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up t...

STS088-S-008 (4 Dec. 1998) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred at 3:3... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission, STS-88,  dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from Launch Pad 39A was at 3:35:34 a.m. EST. During the nearly 12-day mission, the six-member crew will mate in space the first two elements of the International Space Station the already-orbiting Zarya control module with the Unity connecting module carried by Endeavour. Crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. This was the second launch attempt for STS-88. The first one on Dec. 3 was scrubbed when launch controllers, following an assessment of a suspect hydraulic system, were unable to resume the countdown clock in time to launch within the remaining launch window KSC-98pc1794

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission, STS-88, dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec.... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from Launch Pad 39A was at 3:35:34 a.m. EST. During the nearly 12-day mission, the six-member crew will mate in space the first two elements of the International Space Station the already-orbiting Zarya control module with the Unity connecting module carried by Endeavour. Crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. This was the second launch attempt for STS-88. The first one on Dec. 3 was scrubbed when launch controllers, following an assessment of a suspect hydraulic system, were unable to resume the countdown clock in time to launch within the remaining launch window KSC-98pc1787

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from La... more

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow is assisted with his ascent and re-entry flight suit in the white room at Launch Pad 39A before entering Space Shuttle Endeavour for launch. During the nearly 12-day mission, the six-member crew will mate the first two elements of the International Space Station the already-orbiting Zarya control module with the Unity connecting module carried by Endeavour. He is making his first spaceflight KSC-98pc1797

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow is assisted with his ascent ...

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow is assisted with his ascent and re-entry flight suit in the white room at Launch Pad 39A before entering Space Shuttle Endeavour for launch. During the nearly 12-day mi... more

STS088-S-006 (4 Dec. 1998) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS).  Liftoff occurred at 3:35:34 a.m. (EST), December 4, 1998, from Launch Pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida.  Onboard were astronauts Robert D. Cabana, mission commander; Frederick W. Sturckow, pilot; Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman, along with Russian Space Agency (RSA) cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev, all mission specialists. sts088-s-006

STS088-S-006 (4 Dec. 1998) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up t...

STS088-S-006 (4 Dec. 1998) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred at 3:3... more

Wearing their orange launch and entry suits, STS-88 crew members leave the Operations and Checkout Building en route to Launch Pad 39A, where the Space Shuttle Endeavour is poised for liftoff of the first U.S. launch dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. In front row, from left, are Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, Mission Specialist Nancy J. Currie and Commander Robert D. Cabana. In back row, from left, are Mission Specialists Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut; Jerry L. Ross and James H. Newman. Liftoff is targeted for 3:35 a.m. EST on Dec. 4 KSC-98pc1785

Wearing their orange launch and entry suits, STS-88 crew members leave...

Wearing their orange launch and entry suits, STS-88 crew members leave the Operations and Checkout Building en route to Launch Pad 39A, where the Space Shuttle Endeavour is poised for liftoff of the first U.S. ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  The Space Shuttle Endeavour blazes through the night sky as it begins the first U.S. mission, STS-88, dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from Launch Pad 39A was at 3:35:34 a.m. EST. During the nearly 12-day mission, the six-member crew will mate in space the first two elements of the International Space Station the already-orbiting Zarya control module with the Unity connecting module carried by Endeavour. Crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. This was the second launch attempt for STS-88. The first one on Dec. 3 was scrubbed when launch controllers, following an assessment of a suspect hydraulic system, were unable to resume the countdown clock in time to launch within the remaining launch window KSC-98pc1793

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour blazes thro...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour blazes through the night sky as it begins the first U.S. mission, STS-88, dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec.... more

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow gives a "thumbs up" after donning his orange launch and entry suit in the Operations and Checkout Building. STS-88 will be Sturckow’s first spaceflight. He and the five other STS-88 crew members will depart shortly for Launch Pad 39A where the Space Shuttle Endeavour is poised for liftoff on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station KSC-98pc1779

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow gives a "thumbs up" after do...

STS-88 Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow gives a "thumbs up" after donning his orange launch and entry suit in the Operations and Checkout Building. STS-88 will be Sturckow’s first spaceflight. He and the five... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from Launch Pad 39A was at 3:35:34 a.m. EST. During the nearly 12-day mission, the six-member crew will mate in space the first two elements of the International Space Station the already-orbiting Zarya control module with the Unity connecting module carried by Endeavour. Crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. This was the second launch attempt for STS-88. The first one on Dec. 3 was scrubbed when launch controllers, following an assessment of a suspect hydraulic system, were unable to resume the countdown clock in time to launch within the remaining launch window.The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from Launch Pad 39A was at 3:35:34 a.m. EST. During the nearly 12-day mission, the six-member crew will mate in space the first two elements of the International Space Station the already-orbiting Zarya control module with the Unity connecting module carried by Endeavour. Crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. This was the second launch attempt for STS-88. The first one on Dec. 3 was scrubbed when launch controllers, following an assessment of a suspect hydraulic system, were unable to resume the countdown clock in time to launch within the remaining launch window KSC-98pc1788

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from La... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --   The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from Launch Pad 39A was at 3:35:34 a.m. EST. During the nearly 12-day mission, the six-member crew will mate in space the first two elements of the International Space Station the already-orbiting Zarya control module with the Unity connecting module carried by Endeavour. Crew members are Commander Robert D. Cabana, Pilot Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Currie, Jerry L. Ross, James H. Newman and Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut. This was the second launch attempt for STS-88. The first one on Dec. 3 was scrubbed when launch controllers, following an assessment of a suspect hydraulic system, were unable to resume the countdown clock in time to launch within the remaining launch window KSC-98pc1786

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lights up the night sky as it embarks on the first U.S. mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. Liftoff on Dec. 4 from L... more