STS-84 crew members pose for a group photograph at Launch Pad 39A, where the Space Shuttle Atlantis is poised for liftoff on the sixth Shuttle-Mir docking mission. From left, are Mission Specialist Jean-Francois Clervoy of the European Space Agency, Mission Specialist C. Michael Foale, Pilot Eileen Marie Collins, Commander Charles J. Precourt, Mission Specialist Elena V. Kondakova of the Russian Space Agency, and Mission Specialists Edward Tsang Lu and Carlos I. Noriega. They are at KSC to participate in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), a dress rehearsal for launch. After the docking, Foale will transfer to the Russian Space Station Mir, becoming a member of the Mir 23 crew. He will replace Jerry M. Linenger, who will return to Earth on Atlantis. Liftoff of STS-84 is targeted for May 15. (Photo Release Date: 04/28/97 )
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