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Boeing technicians John Pearce Jr. and Mike Vawter prepare a Russian replacement computer slated to be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir.

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Boeing technicians John Pearce Jr., at left, and Mike Vawter prepare a Russian replacement computer for stowage aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis shortly before the scheduled launch of Mission STS-86, slated to be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. The preparations are being made at the SPACEHAB Payload Processing Facility in Cape Canaveral. The last-minute cargo addition requested by the Russians will be mounted on the aft bulkhead of the SPACEHAB Double Module, which is being used as a pressurized cargo container for science/logistical equipment and supplies that will be exchanged between Atlantis and the Mir. Using the Module Vertical Access Kit (MVAC), technicians will be lowered inside the module to install the computer for flight. Liftoff of STS-86 is scheduled Sept. 25 at 10:34 p.m. from Launch Pad 39A

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  • Title: Boeing technicians John Pearce Jr. and Mike Vawter prepare a Russian replacement computer slated to be the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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