(Left to right) Canadian Minister of Industry John Manley, NASA administrator Daniel Goldin, and President of the Canadian Space Agency Mac Evans give a thumbs up to the end of a successful mission after Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery (behind them) touched down on KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility Runway 15. Main gear touchdown occurred at 2:02:43 EDT to complete the 9-day, 19-hour, 13-minute and 1-second long STS-96 mission. Onboard the Shuttle was Mission Specialist Julie Payette, who represents the Canadian Space Agency. At the controls for the landing were Commander Kent V. Rominger and Pilot Rick D. Husband. Others onboard were Mission Specialists Ellen Ochoa (Ph.D.), Tamara E. Jernigan (Ph.D.), Daniel S. Barry (M.D., Ph.D.), and Valery Ivanovich Tokarev, represents the Russian Space Agency. The crew returned from the second flight to the International Space Station on a logistics and resupply mission. (Photo Release Date: 06/6/1999 )

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