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Astronaut rescue team leader Capt. George Hoggard instructs members of the crew armored personnel carrier.

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At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39, astronaut rescue team leader Capt. George Hoggard, in the white sweatshirt, instructs members of the crew for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 mission on the operation of an M-113 armored personnel carrier. Each member of the crew will practice driving the M-113 in turn as part of his training on emergency egress procedures. An M-113 will be available to transport the crew to safety in the event of a contingency on the pad before their launch. The STS-123 crew is at Kennedy for a full launch dress rehearsal, known as the terminal countdown demonstration test or TCDT. Endeavour's seven astronauts arrived at Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility in their T-38 training aircraft between 10:45 and 10:58 a.m. EST. The terminal countdown demonstration test provides astronauts and ground crews with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. Endeavour is targeted to launch March 11 at 2:28 a.m. EDT on a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. On the mission, Endeavour and its crew will deliver the first section of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, Dextre. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Astronaut rescue team leader Capt. George Hoggard instructs members of the crew armored personnel carrier.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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