From the slidewire landing zone at Launch Pad 39B, STS-97 Mission Specialist Carlos Noriega (at right, with microphone) describes the mission for the media. Next to him are Mission Specialists Joe Tanner (left) and Marc Garneau (center). The crew is at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that include emergency egress training, familiarization with the payload, and a simulated launch countdown. The other crew members are Commander Brent Jett and Pilot Mike Bloomfield. Mission STS-97is the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes the P6 Integrated Truss Structure and a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission includes two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections. STS-97 is scheduled to launch Nov. 30 at about 10:05 p.m. EST. (Photo Release Date: 11/07/2000 )
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