During a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT), members of the STS-101 crew learn about some of the cargo that will be on their mission from workers at SPACEHAB, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. At left are Commander James Donald Halsell Jr., and Mission Specialist Mary Ellen Weber, (Ph.D.). Other crew members are Pilot Scott Horowitz, and Mission Specialists Edward Lu, Jeffrey N. Williams, and Boris W. Morukov and Yuri Malenchenko, who are with the Russian Space Agency. The primary objective of the STS-101 mission is to complete the initial outfitting of the International Space Station, making it fully ready for the first long-term crew. The seven-member crew will transfer almost two tons of equipment and supplies from SPACEHAB's Logistics Double Module. Additionally, they will unpack a shipment of supplies delivered earlier by a Russian Progress space tug and begin outfitting the newly arrived Zvezda Service Module. Three astronauts will perform two space walks to transfer and install parts of the Russian Strela cargo boom that are attached to SPACEHAB's Integrated Cargo Container, connect utility cables between Zarya and Zvezda, and install a magnetometer/pole assembly on the Service Module. Additional activities for the STS-101 astronauts include working with the Space Experiment Module (SEM-06) and the Mission to America's Remarkable Schools (MARS), two educational initiatives. STS-101 is scheduled for launch no earlier than March 16, 2000. (Photo Release Date: 12/09/1999 )
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