NASA Photo ID: STS75701087          File Name: 75701087.jpg 

Description:

STS-75 ONBOARD VIEW --- A medium close-up view, captured with a 70mm camera, shows the Tethered Satellite System (TSS) and part of its supportive boom device prior to deployment operations. On February 25, 1996, the crew deployed the Tethered Satellite System (TSS), which later broke free. The seven member crew was launched aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia on February 22, 1996, and landed on March 9, 1996. Crew members were Andrew M. Allen, mission commander; Scott J. Horowitz, pilot; Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, payload commander; and Maurizio Cheli, European Space Agency (ESA); Jeffrey A. Hoffman and Claude Nicollier, ESA, all mission specialists; along with payload specialist Umberto Guidioni of the Italian Space Agency (ASI).


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