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STS-96 Mission Specialist Daniel T. Barry is checked out in the white room by Closeout Crew Chief Travis Thompson and Mechanical Technician Al Schmidt.

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Before entering the orbiter Discovery, STS-96 Mission Specialist Daniel T. Barry is checked out in the white room by Closeout Crew Chief Travis Thompson and Mechanical Technician Al Schmidt. The white room is an environmental chamber at the end of the orbiter access arm that provides entry to the orbiter crew compartment. STS-96 is a 10-day logistics and resupply mission for the International Space Station, carrying about 4,000 pounds of supplies, to be stored aboard the station for use by future crews, including laptop computers, cameras, tools, spare parts, and clothing. The mission also includes such payloads as a Russian crane, the Strela; a U.S.-built crane; the Spacehab Oceaneering Space System Box (SHOSS), a logistics items carrier; and STARSHINE, a student-involved experiment. It will include a space walk to attach the cranes to the outside of the ISS for use in future construction. Space Shuttle Discovery is due to launch today at 6:49 a.m. EDT. Landing is expected at the SLF on June 6 about 1:58 a.m. EDT

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  • Title: STS-96 Mission Specialist Daniel T. Barry is checked out in the white room by Closeout Crew Chief Travis Thompson and Mechanical Technician Al Schmidt.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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