The astronauts assigned to Space Shuttle Mission STS-77 take one step closer to space as they depart the Operations and Checkout Building and head for Launch Pad 39B. Leading the way are Commander John H. Casper (front, right) and Mission Specialist Andrew S. W. Thomas, followed by (from left) Mission Specialist Mario Runco Jr.; Pilot Curtis L. Brown Jr.; and Mission Specialists Marc Garneau (who represents the Canadian Space Agency) and Daniel W. Bursch. Awaiting the crew at Launch Pad 39B is the Space Shuttle Endeavour, undergoing final preparations for liftoff during a two-and-a-half hour launch window opening at 6:30 a.m. EDT, May 19. (Photo Release Date: 05/19/96 )

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