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Chiaki Mukai with the National Space Development Agency of Japan smiles while at Launch Pad 39B.

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STS-95 Payload Specialist Chiaki Mukai, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), smiles at well-wishers while at Launch Pad 39B. The crew were making final preparations for launch, targeted for liftoff at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29. Other crew members not shown are Mission Commander Curtis L. Brown Jr., Pilot Steven W. Lindsey, Mission Specialist Pedro Duque of Spain, with the European Space Agency (ESA), Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynski, Mission Specialist Stephen K. Robinson, and Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., senator from Ohio. The STS-95 mission is expected to last 8 days, 21 hours and 49 minutes, returning to KSC at 11:49 a.m. EST on Nov. 7

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  • Title: Chiaki Mukai with the National Space Development Agency of Japan smiles while at Launch Pad 39B.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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