STS-73 Mission Specialist Michael E. Lopez-Alegria dons his launch/entry suit in the Operations and Checkout Building with assistance from a suit technician. STS-73 will be the first trip into space for Lopez-Alegria, who considers both Madrid, Spain, and Mission Viejo, California, to be his hometowns. Lopez-Alegria and six fellow crew members will departly shortly for Launch Pad 39B, where the Space Shuttle Columbia is undergoing final preparations for liftoff during a two and a half launch window opening at 9:41 a.m. EDT, Oct. 7. (Photo Release Date: 10/7/95 )

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