Members of the STS-83 flight crew pose alongside a T-33 jet trainer aircraft after arriving at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility for Terminal Countdown Demonstration (TCDT) exercises for that space flight. They are (left to right) Payload Specialist Roger K. Crouch; Pilot Susan L. Still; Mission Commander James D. Halsell, Jr.; Mission Specialist Michael L. Gernhardt; Payload Specialist She is the second woman to fly in this capacity on the Space Shuttle. The Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab module is the primary payload on this 16-day mission. The MSL-1 will used to test some of the hardware, facilities and procedures that are planned for use on the International Space Station, while the seven-member crew conducts combustion, protein crystal growth and materials processing experiments. (Photo Release Date: 03/11/97 )
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