Seen from behind, STS-95 Mission Commander Curtis L. Brown Jr. (at microphone) greets the media at the Shuttle Landing Facility after the crew's arrival aboard T-38 jets to make final preparations for their launch, targeted for liftoff at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29. The crew members are (left to right) Mission Specialist Stephen K. Robinson, Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., senator from Ohio, Brown, Mission Specialist Pedro Duque, with the European Space Agency (ESA), Pilot Steven W. Lindsey, and Payload Specialist Chiaki Mukai, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA). Missing is Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynski, who was delayed in the flight from Texas. The STS-95 mission includes research payloads such as the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform, the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker, as well as the SPACEHAB single module with experiments on space flight and the aging process. The mission is expected to last 8 days, 21 hours and 49 minutes, and return to KSC on Nov. 7. (Photo Release Date: 10/26/98 )
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