KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -– The STS-100 crew gathers with the Space Station Processing Facility people who worked on the Canadian robotic arm, SSRMS. Kneeling at left is Commander Kent V. Rominger; front and ceneter, from left, Mission Specialist Chris Hadfield, Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby and Mission Specialists Yuri V. Lonchakov and John L. Phillips; behind Hadfield (a head above the others) is Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynski. The crew is at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that include emergency escape training at the pad and a simulated launch countdown. The mission is carrying the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello and the SSRMS, to the International Space Station. Raffaello carries six system racks and two storage racks for the U.S. Lab. The SSRMS is crucial to the continued assembly of the orbiting complex. Launch of mission STS-100 is scheduled for April 19 at 2:41 p.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A. (Photo Release Date: 03/29/2001 )
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