KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, an overhead crane is attached to the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM) (right) and Hitchhiker Carrier (left) to lift them out of the payload canister. They will be installed in Columbia's payload bay. SHI/RDM is the primary payload of the STS-107 research mission, with experiments ranging from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). Also, the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that is on the Hitchhiker Carrier incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments. STS-107 is scheduled to launch July 19, 2002 (Photo Release Date: 05/23/2002 )
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