The crew of the STS-87 mission, scheduled for launch Nov. 19 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), participates in the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) at KSC. Getting a close look at one of the Space Shuttles main engines are, from right, Commander Kevin Kregel, Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU), and Kadenyuks back-up, Yaroslav Pustovyi, Ph.D., also of NSAU. The TCDT is held at KSC prior to each Space Shuttle flight, providing the crew of each mission opportunities to participate in simulated countdown activities. The TCDT ends with a mock launch countdown culminating in a simulated main engine cut-off. The crew also spends time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and has an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. (Photo Release Date: 11/05/97 )

KSC-97EC-1596 - Raw ASCII Text Caption file
KSC-97EC-1596 - Low (GIF Format, 320x240 pixels x 256 colors, approx 50 Kbytes)
KSC-97EC-1596 - Medium (JPEG format, 1024x768 pixels x 256 colors, approx 250 Kbytes)
KSC-97EC-1596 - High (JPEG, 2040x2640 pixels x 16 million colors, approx 400 Kbytes)

STS-87 KSC Photo IndexNext Image KSC-97EC-1597


DISCLAIMER: No copyright protection is asserted for these photographs.

If a recognizable person appears in this photograph, use for commercial purposes may infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA of a commercial product. These photographs are available for preview and download in electronic digital form ONLY. They may not be ordered from NASA in photograph form. (See NASA Copyright Notice)