KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-78 Payload Specialists Robert Brenton Thirsk (Canadian Space Agency) (left) and Jean-Jacques Favier (French Space Agency) are holding an Olympic torch presented to the crew after they arrived at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility. The crew will take the torch with them on their upcoming spaceflight and then present it upon their return to a representative of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic games (ACOG). The countdown clock began ticking earlier today toward the June 20 launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia on Mission STS-78, the fifth Shuttle flight of 1996. (Photo Release Date: 06/17/96 )
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