Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: In the Operations and Checkout Building, STS-101 Mission Specialist Yury Usachev of Russia gives two thumbs up while waiting for final check of his launch and entry suit before heading a third time to Launch Pad 39A and launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. The previous two launch attempts were scrubbed due to high cross winds at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The mission will take the crew to the International Space Station to deliver logistics and supplies and to prepare the Station for the arrival of the Zvezda Service Module, expected to be launched by Russia in July 2000. Also, the crew will conduct one space walk. This is the third assembly flight to the Space Station. After the 10-day mission, Atlantis is expected to land at KSC May 6 at about 12:03 p.m. EDT

Description: 
In the Operations and Checkout Building, STS-101 Mission Specialist Yury Usachev of Russia gives two thumbs up while waiting for final check of his launch and entry suit before heading a third time to Launch Pad 39A and launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. The previous two launch attempts were scrubbed due to high cross winds at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The mission will take the crew to the International Space Station to deliver logistics and supplies and to prepare the Station for the arrival of the Zvezda Service Module, expected to be launched by Russia in July 2000. Also, the crew will conduct one space walk. This is the third assembly flight to the Space Station. After the 10-day mission, Atlantis is expected to land at KSC May 6 at about 12:03 p.m. EDT
Release Date: 
04/26/2000
Photo Credit: 
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Release: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
facet_who: 
Yury Usachev
facet_what: 
International Space Station (ISS)
facet_where: 
Florida
facet_when: 
04-26-2000
facet_when_year: 
2000
Photo Number: 
KSC-00PP-0583
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-00PP-0583
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=6514