A cold snap in Florida can't cool the enthusiasm of the STS-72 astronauts regarding their upcoming spaceflight. The six-member crew arrived at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility the same day the countdown clock began ticking toward a January 11 liftoff at approximately 4:18 am EST; warmer weather is forecast with generally favorable conditions expected around the time of launch. Addressing news media gathered for their arrival is Mission Commander Brian Duffy; behind him are, from left, Mission Specialists Winston E. Scott, Leroy Chiao, Dr. Daniel T. Barry, and Kiochi Wakata (who represents the National Space Agency of Japan) and Pilot Brent W. Jett Jr. The flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-72 will mark the beginning of this year's Shuttle launch schedule. (Photo Release Date: 1/8/96 )

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