Around a table in the Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2 , STS-95 crew members look over equipment during the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) for their mission. From left, they are Mission Specialist Pedro Duque, of the European Space Agency; Payload Specialist Chiaki Mukai, of the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA); Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynski, M.D.; Pilot Steven W. Lindsey; Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., senator form Ohio; Mission Specialist Stephen K. Robinson; and Mission Commander Curtis L. Brown Jr. Behind them is Adam Flagan, USa-Houston. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity for a hands-on look at the payloads and equipment with which they will be working on orbit. The launch of the STS-95 mission, aboard Space Shuttle Discovery, is scheduled for Oct. 29, 1998. The mission includes research payloads such as the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform, the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker, as well as the SPACEHAB single module with experiments on space flight and the aging process. (Photo Release Date: 09/03/98 )
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