KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Inside the Double Module, located at SPACEHAB in Cape Canaveral, Fla., members of the STS-107 crew get training on some of the experiments that will be on their research mission. Kneeling in front are Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (left) and Pilot William "Willie" McCool; standing behind them are Mission Specialist David Brown and Commander Rick Husband, who is working with a trainer. The mission will be the first flight of the Double Module and will also carry a Hitchhiker payload. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). The Hitchhiker carrier system is modular and expandable in accordance with payload requirements. Hitchhiker experiments are housed in canisters or attached to mounting plates. The Hitchhiker canister comes in two varieties--the Hitchhiker Motorized Door Canister and the Sealed Canisters (Photo Release Date: 11/09/2001 )
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