KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-98 crew, along with Scott Thurston (left), with the VITT office, check out the U.S. Lab Destiny in the payload bay of the orbiter Atlantis. Wearing white caps are Commander Ken Cockrell (center) and Mission Specialist Marsha Ivins (right). The crew is at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Destiny, a key element in the construction of the International Space Station, is a pressurized module designed to accommodate pressurized payloads. It has a capacity of 24 rack locations. Payload racks will occupy 13 locations especially designed to support experiments. The module already has five system racks installed inside. Launch of STS-98 on its 11-day mission is scheduled for Jan. 19 at 2:11 a.m. EST. (Photo Release Date: 01/06/2001 )
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