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Randy Brinkley addresses the media before lowering the banner to unveil the name of Destiny given the U.S. Lab module.

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In the Space Station Processing Facility, Program Manager of the International Space Station (ISS) Randy Brinkley addresses the media before lowering the banner to unveil the name of "Destiny" given the U.S. Lab module, the centerpiece of scientific research on the ISS. With Brinkley on the stand are Center Director Roy Bridges (behind him on the left), and (the other side, left to right) STS-98 Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Mark Polansky, and Mission Specialist Marsha Ivins. The lab, which is behind them on a workstand, is scheduled to be launched on Space Shuttle Endeavour in early 2000. It will become the centerpiece of scientific research on the International Space Station. Polansky, Cockrel and Ivins are part of the five-member crew expected to be aboard. 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: Randy Brinkley addresses the media before lowering the banner to unveil the name of Destiny given the U.S. Lab module.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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