From the slidewire landing zone at Launch Pad 39B, STS-97 Mission Specialist Joe Tanner (center, with microphone) speaks to the press about his extravehicular activity (EVA) during the mission. With him are the rest of the crew, Commander Brent Jett and Pilot Mike Bloomfield on the left and Mission Specialists Marc Garneau and Carlos Noriega on the right. The crew is at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that include emergency egress training, familiarization with the payload, and a simulated launch countdown. Visible in the background are the solid rocket booster and external tank on Space Shuttle Endeavour. Mission STS-97is the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections. STS-97 is scheduled to launch Nov. 30 at about 10:05 p.m. EST. (Photo Release Date: 11/07/2000 )

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