KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-98 crew pause for a photo after their arrival at KSC. From left, they are Commander Ken Cockrell, Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam and Thomas Jones, and Pilot Mark Polansky. Missing is Mission Specialist Marsha Ivins who was planning to arrive later. The crew is at KSC 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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