For STS-92 Mission Specialist Koichi Wakata of Japan, arrival at KSC for launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on Oct. 5 is a thumbs-up experience. He and other crew members Commander Brian Duffy, Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy and Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao, Peter J.K . Wisoff, Michael E. Lopez-Alegria and William S. McArthur Jr. expressed their eagerness to launch to a waiting group of media at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The mission is the fifth flight for the construction of the International Space Station. The payload includes the Integrated Truss Structure Z-1 and the third Pressurized Mating Adapter. During the 11-day mission, four extravehicular activities (EVAs), or space walks, are planned. (Photo Release Date: 10/01/2000 )

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