The Rotating Service Structure has been retracted at Pad 39A. Discovery, the Space Shuttle for STS-82 Mission is ready for the launch of the second Hubble Space Telescope service mission. The payload consists of the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) Which will be installed, the Fine Guidance Sensor #1 (FGS-1) and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) which will be installed. STS-82 will launch with a crew of seven at 3:54 a.m. February 11, 1997. The launch window is 65 minutes. The Mission Commander for STS-82 is Ken Bowersox. The purpose of the mission is to upgrade the scientific capabilities, service or replace aging components on the Telescope and provide a reboost to the optimum altitude. (Photo Release Date: 02/07/97 )

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