The STS-96 crew listen to Capt. Steve Kelly, with Space Gateway Support, who is assisting with emergency egress training during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The TCDT also provides simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect the mission payloads in the orbiter's payload bay. From left are Mission Specialist Daniel Barry (M.D., Ph.D.), Pilot Rick Douglas Husband, Mission Specialists Valery Ivanovich Tokarev, Ellen Ochoa (Ph.D.), Tamara E. Jernigan (Ph.D.) and Julie Payette, and Commander Kent V. Rominger. Next to Rominger is Douglas Hamilton, Canadian flight surgeon. Payette is with the Canadian Space Agency. Tokarev represents the Russian Space Agency. Mission STS-96, which is scheduled for liftoff on May 20 at 9:32 a.m., is a logistics and resupply mission for the International Space Station, carrying such payloads as a Russian crane, the Strela; a U.S.-built crane; the Spacehab Oceaneering Space System Box (SHOSS), a logistics items carrier; and STARSHINE, a student-led experiment. (Photo Release Date: 04/27/1999 )
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