KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-98 Mission Specialist Marsha Ivins (left) speaks to astronaut Pam Melroy, who piloted the T-38 jet that brought Ivins to KSC. Ivins and other crew members Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Mark Polansky and Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam and Thomas Jones have returned to KSC to prepare for their launch to the International Space Station. The seventh construction flight to the Space Station, STS-98 will carry the U.S. Laboratory Destiny, a key module for space experiments. The 11-day mission includes three spacewalks to complete outside assembly and connection of electrical and plumbing lines between the laboratory, Station and a relocated Shuttle docking port. STS-98 is Ivinsí fifth space flight. Launch is targeted for Feb. 7 at 6:11 p.m. EST. (Photo Release Date: 02/04/2001 )
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