At Launch Pad 39B, the SPACEHAB module has been installed in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which was rolled out to the pad a day previously. Already located in the payload bay was the Orbiter Docking System (ODS), to which the SPACEHAB was connected via a tunnel. During the upcoming flight of Atlantis on Mission STS-76, the ODS will be docked to the Docking Module located on the Kristall module docking port on the Russian Space Station Mir. The SPACEHAB will be filled with Russian and U.S. logistics equipment for transfer to Mir. Also located in the mini-research laboratory is the European Space Agency's Biorack, which houses experiments to be conducted by the U.S. astronauts during the nine-day flight. Atlantis is scheduled to lift off on the third Shuttle-Mir docking mission on March 21. (Photo Release Date: 2/29/96 )
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