KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the emergency egress landing site on Launch Pad 39A, the STS-107 crew listens to instructions. Standing from left are Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark, Ilan Ramon and Kalpana Chawla, Commander Rick Husband and Mission Specialist David Brown. Ramon is the first Israeli astronaut. The crew is taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities at the pad, which also include a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. . (Photo Release Date: 12/19/2002 )
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