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In the Space Station Processing Facility pose underneath the banner revealing the name Destiny given to the U.S. Lab module.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-98 crew members Pilot Mark Polansky, Mission Specialist Marsha Ivins and Commander Ken Cockrell pose underneath the banner revealing the name Destiny given to the U.S. Lab module. They are part of the five-member crew scheduled to carry the lab into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour early in the year 2000 where it will become the centerpiece of scientific research on the International Space Station. The Shuttle will spend six days docked to the station while the laboratory is attached and three space walks are conducted to complete its assembly. The laboratory will be launched with five equipment racks aboard, which will provide essential functions for station systems, including high data-rate communications, and maintain the station's orientation using control gyroscopes launched earlier. Additional equipment and research racks will be installed in the laboratory on subsequent Shuttle flights

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  • Title: In the Space Station Processing Facility pose underneath the banner revealing the name Destiny given to the U.S. Lab module.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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