The STS-97 crew gets instruction on use of the slidewire basket during emergency egress training on the 195-foot level at Launch Pad 39B. On the left are Mission Specialists Joe Tanner and Marc Garneau and Pilot Mike Bloomfield. On the right are Commander Brent Jett (foreground) and Mission Specialist Carlos Noriega (behind Jett). The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities, which also include a simulated launch countdown and opportunities to inspect the mission payloads in the orbiterís payload bay. 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 10:05 p.m. EST. (Photo Release Date: 11/07/2000 )
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