S99-05615 (19 May 1999) --- Astronaut Gerhard P.J. Thiele, mission specialist representing the European Space Agency (ESA), slides off the shuttle escape pole onto a soft surface during emergency bailout training for the STS-99 crew members. A second STS-99 crew member awaits his turn. Looking on are technician David Borjas (second right) and videographer Charles Clendaniel (right). The training took place at the crew compartment trainer (CCT) in the Systems Integration Facility at the Johnson Space Center (JSC).