KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- KSC’s Deputy Director James Jennings (left) welcomes STS-98 Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam to KSC. The STS-98 crew – Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Mark Polansky and Mission Specialists Curbeam, Thomas Jones and Marsha Ivins – arrived to take part in Terminal Countdown Test Demonstration activities in preparation for launch. They will be training in emergency procedures from the pad, checking the payload and taking part in a simulated countdown. The payload for the mission is the U.S. Lab Destiny, a key element in the construction of the International Space Station. The lab has five system racks already installed inside the module. After delivery of electronics in the lab, electrically powered attitude control for Control Moment Gyroscopes will be activated. STS-98 is the seventh construction flight to the ISS. (Photo Release Date: 01/03/2001 )

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