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An environmental chamber at Launch Pad 39B gets help before she enters the orbiter Discovery.

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In the white room, an environmental chamber at Launch Pad 39B, Mission Specialist Ellen Ochoa (Ph.D.) gets help with her equipment from Al Schmidt, Chris Menard and Travis Thompson before she enters the orbiter Discovery. The STS-96 crew are taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities, which provide opportunities to inspect the mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay, as well as simulated countdown exercises and emergency egress training. Other crew members are Commander Kent V. Rominger, Pilot Rick Douglas Husband, and Mission Specialists Tamara E. Jernigan (Ph.D.), Daniel Barry (M.D., Ph.D.), Julie Payette, who is with the Canadian Space Agency, and Valery Ivanovich Tokarev, who is with the Russian Space Agency. STS-96, scheduled for liftoff on May 20 at 9:32 a.m., is a logistics and resupply mission for the International Space Station, carrying such payloads as a Russian crane, the Strela; a U.S.-built crane; the Spacehab Oceaneering Space System Box (SHOSS), a logistics items carrier; and STARSHINE, a student-led experiment

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  • Title: An environmental chamber at Launch Pad 39B gets help before she enters the orbiter Discovery.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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