The SPACEHAB double module at Pad 39A will soon be removed from the canister and inserted into the Payload Changeout Room (PCR). When the module is in the PCR, the canister will be lowered, and the module will be installed into the payload bay of Atlantis for the STS-86 mission. The SPACEHAB module takes up a quarter of the orbiter's payload bay. The 10-foot-long pressurized module adds 1100 cubic feet of work space that can hold 61 lockers or experimental racks or a combination of the two. STS-86 mission will be the seventh docking with the Russian Space Station Mir. Atlantis is scheduled to take Mission Specialist David A. Wolf to Mir where he will become a member of the Mir 24 crew. Wolf will replace Michael Foale, the U.S. astronaut who arrived at Mir aboard Atlantis on STS-84 in May. Mission Commander for STS-86 will be James D. Wetherbee, a captain in the U.S. Navy who has flown three times before. (Photo Release Date: 09/04/97 )
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