Mission Commander Kevin Kregel, who will lead the crew of one other veteran space flyer and four rookies on mission STS-87 aboard the Shuttle Columbia, looks on as Mission Specialist Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan addresses a group at Kennedy Space Centers (KSCs) Shuttle Landing Facility. During the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch on Nov. 19, Dr. Doi will become the first Japanese astronaut to conduct a spacewalk. The crew arrived at KSC on Nov. 3 to conduct the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT), held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight to provide the crew with opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. (Photo Release Date: 11/03/97 )

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