KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- During a media briefing at Launch Pad 39A, STS-98 Mission Specialist Marsha Ivins (second from right) describes how the robotic arm will lift the payload from the orbiterís bay and maneuver it into position for attachment to the International Space Station. The other crew members are (left to right) Pilot Mark Polansky, Mission Specialist Thomas Jones, Commander Ken Cockrell and Robert Curbeam. All are at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. STS-98 is the seventh construction flight to the International Space Station, carrying as payload the U.S. Lab Destiny, a key element in the construction of the ISS. Launch of STS-98 is scheduled for Jan. 19 at 2:11 a.m. (Photo Release Date: 01/05/2001 )
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