Members of the STS-97 crew take part in payload walkdown inside the payload changeout room at Launch Pad 39B. In the background is seen some of the batteries being carried to the International Space Station on the mission. What appear to be vertical posts at left are the solar arrays. The batteries and solar arrays are part of the P6 Integrated Truss Segment and will be temporarily installed to the Unity connecting module by the Z1 truss, recently delivered to and installed on the Station on mission STS-92. The two solar arrays are each more than 100 feet long. They will capture energy from the sun and convert it to power for the Station. Two spacewalks will be required to install the solar array connections. STS-97 is scheduled to launch Nov. 30 at about 10:06 p.m. EST. (Photo Release Date: 11/22/2000 )

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