The orbiter Columbia is lifted in Kennedy Space Centers (KSCs) Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) transfer aisle in preparation for mating to its solid rocket boosters and external tank before roll-out to Pad 39-B. Columbia is scheduled to launch on Nov. 19 for STS-87 on a 16-day flight of the United States Microgravity Payload (USMP)-4 mission. This mission also features the deployment and retrieval of the Spartan-201 satellite and a spacewalk to demonstrate assembly and maintenance operations for future use on the International Space Station. (Photo Release Date: 10/24/97 )
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