The STS-91 crew partakes in the traditional breakfast in the crew quarters at the Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building prior to their suitup for their trip to Launch Pad 39A. They are (from left): Mission Specialists Janet Lynn Kavandi and Franklin R. Chang-Diaz; Pilot Dominic L. Gorie; Mission Commander Charles J. Precourt; and Mission Specialists Wendy B. Lawrence and Valery Victorovitch Ryumin. STS-91 is scheduled to be launched on June 2 with a launch window opening around 6:10 p.m. EDT. The mission will feature the ninth and final Shuttle docking with the Russian space station Mir, the first Mir docking for Discovery, the first on-orbit test of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), and the first flight of the new Space Shuttle super lightweight external tank. Astronaut Andrew S. W. Thomas will be returning to Earth as a STS-91 crew member after living more than four months aboard Mir. (Photo Release Date: 06/02/98 )
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