KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -– STS-102 Mission Specialist Yury Usachev, a Russian cosmonaut, shows his support of International Women’s Day, March 8, with a sign in both Cyrillic and English. This will be Usachev’s second Shuttle flight. Usachev is also part of a crew, known as Expedition One, who will be replacing Expedition One on the International Space Station. STS-102 is the eighth construction flight to the Space Station, carrying the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo. The primary delivery system used to resupply and return Station cargo requiring a pressurized environment, Leonardo will deliver up to 10 tons of laboratory racks filled with equipment, experiments and supplies for outfitting the newly installed U.S. Laboratory Destiny. Discovery is set to launch March 8 at 6:42 a.m. EST. The 12-day mission is expected to end with a landing at KSC on March 20. (Photo Release Date: 03/08/2001 )
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