STS-78 Mission Specialist Richard M. Linnehan completes suitup activities in the Operations and Checkout Building. The fifth Shuttle flight of 1996 will be the first trip into space for Linnehan, who is a veterinarian by training. Along with six fellow crew members, he will depart the O&C in a short while and head for Launch Pad 39B, where the Space Shuttle Columbia awaits liftoff during a two-and-a-half hour launch window opening at 10:49 a.m. EDT, June 20. STS-78 will be an extended duration flight during which extensive research will be conducted in the Life and Microgravity Spacelab (LMS) located in the payload bay. (Photo Release Date: 06/20/96 )

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