STS-84 crew members examine part of the emergency egress system at Launch Pad 39A, during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. Dressed in their blue flight suits are Mission Specialist Elena V. Kondakova, standing in foreground; and, in basket from right, Mission Specialists Edward Tsang Lu and Carlos I. Noriega and Commander Charles J. Precourt. Ken Clark, a training instructor with United Space Alliance (USA), is standing at lower left. STS-84 will be the sixth docking of the Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. After docking, STS-84 Mission Specialist Michael C. Foale will transfer to the space station and become a member of the Mir 23 crew, replacing U.S. astronaut Jerry M. Linenger, who will return to Earth aboard Atlantis. Foale will live and work on Mir until mid-September when his replacement is expected to arrive on the STS-86 mission. STS-84 is targeted for a May 15 liftoff. (Photo Release Date: 04/28/97 )

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