STS-87 Mission Specialist Takao Doi, Ph.D., of the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan greets a NASDA official shortly after the orbiter Columbia returned to KSC, touching down on Runway 33 at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility. STS-87 concluded its mission with a main gear touchdown at 7:20:04 a.m. EST Dec. 5, drawing the 15-day, 16-hour and 34-minute-long mission of 6.5 million miles to a close. Also onboard the orbiter were Commander Kevin Kregel; Pilot Steven Lindsey; Mission Specialists Winston Scott and Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D.; and Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk of the National Space Agency of Ukraine. During the 88th Space Shuttle mission, the crew performed experiments on the United States Microgravity Payload-4 and pollinated plants as part of the Collaborative Ukrainian Experiment. This was the 12th landing for Columbia at KSC and the 41st KSC landing in the history of the Space Shuttle program. (Photo Release Date: 12/05/97 )
KSC-97EC-1747 - Raw ASCII Text Caption file
KSC-97EC-1747 - Low (GIF Format, 320x240 pixels x 256 colors, approx 50 Kbytes)
KSC-97EC-1747 - Medium (JPEG format, 1024x768 pixels x 256 colors, approx 250 Kbytes)
KSC-97EC-1747 - High (JPEG, 2040x2640 pixels x 16 million colors, approx 400 Kbytes)
STS-87 KSC Photo IndexNext Image KSC-97EC-1748
DISCLAIMER: No copyright protection is asserted for these photographs.