STS-78 flight crew members and their alternates pose in front of the Space Shuttle Columbia at Launch Pad 39B during a break in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities for that mission. They are (from left, standing) Alternate Payload Specialist Pedro Duque; Pilot Kevin R. Kregel; Mission Specialist Charles E. Brady, Jr.; Mission Commander Terence T. "Tom" Henricks; Mission Specialist Richard M. Linnehan; Alternate Payload Specialist Luca Urbani; and Payload Specialist Jean-Jaques Favier. Kneeling in the foreground are Payload Specialist Robert D. Thirsk and Payload Commander Susan J. Helms. The TCDT includes a simulated full-scale countdown, crew pad egress training and other activities. During the nearly 16-day mission, the seven-member crew will conduct 22 medical, materials and physics investigations in the Life and Microgravity Spacelab (LMS) located in Columbia's payload bay. (Photo Release Date: 06/05/96 )

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