In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1, STS-96 Commander Kent V. Rominger and Mission Specialists Ellen Ochoa (Ph.D.) and Valery Ivanovich Tokarev pose inside the orbiter Discovery. The STS-96 crew is at KSC to take part in a Crew Equipment Interface Test. Other members participating are Pilot Rick Douglas Husband and Mission Specialists Tamara E. Jernigan (Ph.D.), Daniel Barry (M.D., Ph.D.) and Julie Payette, who is with the Canadian Space Agency. Tokarev represents the Russian Space Agency. The primary payload of STS-96 is the SPACEHAB Double Module. In addition, the Space Shuttle will carry unpressurized cargo such as the external Russian cargo crane known as STRELA; the Spacehab Oceaneering Space System Box (SHOSS), which is a logistics items carrier; and an ORU Transfer Device (OTD), a U.S.-built crane that will be stowed on the station for use during future ISS assembly missions. These cargo items will be stowed on the International Cargo Carrier, fitted inside the payload bay behind the SPACEHAB module. STS-96 is targeted for launch on May 24 from Launch Pad 39B. (Photo Release Date: 03/24/1999 )
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