STS-81 crew members pose for a group photo in front of their NASA T-38 jet trainers after arrival at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility for the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for the planned Jan. 12 launch. From left, are Mission Commander Michael A. Baker, Pilot Brent W. Jett Jr., and Mission Specialists J. "Jerry" Linenger, Peter J.K. "Jeff" Wisoff, John W. Grunsfeld and Marsha S. Ivins. STS-81 will be the fifth Shuttle-Mir docking. During the flight, Linenger will transfer to the Russian Mir Space Station for an extended stay, replacing astronaut John E. Blaha, who will return to Earth on the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis at the conclusion of the scheduled nine-day mission. (Photo Release Date: 12/15/96 )
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