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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA Kennedy Space Center, STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum works with the Detailed Test Objective (DTO) tile sample repair kit situated on the Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier (LMC). The crew is at KSC to take part in Crew Equipment Interface Test activities, which provide hands-on experience with equipment they will use on-orbit. STS-121, the second Return to Flight mission, is targeted for launch in a lighted planning window of Sept. 9 to Sept. 25.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA Kennedy Space Center, STS-121 Mission Specialists Piers Sellers (left) and Michael Fossum look at the Detailed Test Objective (DTO) tile sample repair kit situated on the Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier (LMC). The STS-121 crew is at KSC to take part in Crew Equipment Interface Test activities, which provide hands-on experience with equipment they will use on-orbit. STS-121, the second Return to Flight mission, is targeted for launch in a lighted planning window of Sept. 9 to Sept. 25.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In NASA Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum (left) talks to Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, with NASA's Johnson Space Center, about the equipment he is handling. Next to Fossum is Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson. The crew is at Kennedy to take part in the crew equipment interface test, which provides hands-on experience with equipment to be used on-orbit. Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121, the second return-to-flight mission, is scheduled no earlier than May.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew for mission STS-121 is taking part in a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Seen here are Mission Specialists Michael Fossum (front) and Piers Sellers (behind Fossum) checking out the Detailed Test Objective -- tile sample repair box they will be working with on the mission. A CEIT provides hands-on experiences with equipment used on-orbit. Mission STS-121 is the second in the Return to Flight sequence and will carry on improvements that debuted during last year's STS-114 mission and build upon those tests. Launch is scheduled in July. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum holds a loop on a cover for the trailing umbilical system reel assembly that will be installed on the International Space Station during their mission. A CEIT provides hands-on experiences with equipment used on-orbit. Mission STS-121 is the second in the Return to Flight sequence and will carry on improvements that debuted during last year's STS-114 mission and build upon those tests. Launch is scheduled in July. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-121 Mission Specialists Michael Fossum (left) and Piers Sellers practice removing the cover from the trailing umbilical system reel assembly that will be installed on the International Space Station during their mission. A CEIT provides hands-on experiences with equipment used on-orbit. Mission STS-121 is the second in the Return to Flight sequence and will carry on improvements that debuted during last year's STS-114 mission and build upon those tests. Launch is scheduled in July. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-121 Mission Specialists Michael Fossum (left) and Piers Sellers check out the cover on the trailing umbilical system reel assembly that will be installed on the International Space Station during their mission. A CEIT provides hands-on experiences with equipment used on-orbit. Mission STS-121 is the second in the Return to Flight sequence and will carry on improvements that debuted during last year's STS-114 mission and build upon those tests. Launch is scheduled in July. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Mission Specialist Michael Fossum looks at the pump module at the SPACEHAB facility in Cape Canaveral during a Crew Equipment Interface Test. This test allows the astronauts to become familiar with equipment they will be using on their upcoming mission. STS-121 is scheduled to launch in July aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - While STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum (center) fixes his glove, Commander Steven Lindsey (left) and Mission Specialist Piers Sellers (right) talk about their next step in the Crew Equipment Interface Test at the SPACEHAB facility in Cape Canaveral. This test allows the astronauts to become familiar with equipment they will be using on their upcoming mission. STS-121 is scheduled to launch in July aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-121 crew are at the SPACEHAB facility in Cape Canaveral to participate in a Crew Equipment Interface Test. On the top of the stand are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers (left) and Michael Fossum. This test allows the astronauts to become familiar with equipment they will be using on their upcoming mission. STS-121 is scheduled to launch in July aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-121 crew pose with workers in the SPACEHAB facility in Cape Canaveral during the Crew Equipment Interface Test. The astronauts (in blue suits) are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Michael Fossum, Pilot Mark Kelly and Commander Steven Lindsey. This test allows the astronauts to become familiar with equipment they will be using on their upcoming mission. STS-121 is scheduled to launch in July aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA Kennedy Space Center, members of the STS-121 crew take part in the crew equipment interface test (CEIT). Seen here is Mission Specialist Michael Fossum, looking at the replacement trailing umbilical system reel assembly that will be installed on the International Space Station. The CEIT provides hands-on experiences with equipment used on-orbit. Mission STS-121 is the second in the Return to Flight sequence and will carry on improvements that debuted during last year's STS-114 mission and build upon those tests. Launch is scheduled in May. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In NASA Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members of the STS-121 crew practice working with equipment for the mission. From the left are Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, with NASA's Johnson Space Center; then Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Piers Sellers and Michael Fossum. Pilot Mark Kelly has his back to the camera. The crew is at Kennedy to take part in the crew equipment interface test, which provides hands-on experience with equipment to be used on-orbit. Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121, the second return-to-flight mission, is scheduled no earlier than May.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Inside the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, members of the STS-121 crew take a close look at the wheels on Discovery, the launch vehicle for the mission. From left are Mission Specialists Michael Fossum and Piers Sellers. The crew is at Kennedy for the crew equipment interface test, which provides hands-on experience with equipment they will use on orbit. Launch of STS-121, the second return-to-flight mission, is scheduled for no earlier than May. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA Kennedy Space Center, members of the STS-121 crew take part in the crew equipment interface test (CEIT). Seen here are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers (hands raised) and Michael Fossum (foreground). They are looking at the replacement trailing umbilical system reel assembly that will be installed on the International Space Station. The CEIT provides hands-on experiences with equipment used on-orbit. Mission STS-121 is the second in the Return to Flight sequence and will carry on improvements that debuted during last year's STS-114 mission and build upon those tests. Launch is scheduled in May. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In NASA Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members of the STS-121 crew practice working with hardware for the mission under the watchful eyes of Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, with NASA's Johnson Space Center. At left is Pilot Mark Kelly; at right are Mission Specialists Michael Fossum and Piers Sellers. The crew is at Kennedy to take part in the crew equipment interface test, which provides hands-on experience with equipment to be used on-orbit. Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121, the second return-to-flight mission, is scheduled no earlier than May.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In NASA Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members of the STS-121 crew practice working with equipment for the mission. Starting from left are Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, with NASA's Johnson Space Center; Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson, Pilot Mark Kelly, and Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Michael Fossum. The crew is at Kennedy to take part in the crew equipment interface test, which provides hands-on experience with equipment to be used on-orbit. Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121, the second return-to-flight mission, is scheduled no earlier than May.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In NASA Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members of the STS-121 crew, under the watchful eyes of Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, with NASA's Johnson Space Center, practice working with hardware for the mission. Seen are (second from left) Mission Specialists Michael Fossum and Piers Sellers and Pilot Mark Kelly. The crew is at Kennedy to take part in the crew equipment interface test, which provides hands-on experience with equipment to be used on-orbit. Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121, the second return-to-flight mission, is scheduled no earlier than May.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During the traditional post-flight walk-around after the landing of an orbiter, Mission Specialists Piers Sellers, Michael Fossum and Stephanie Wilson get a close look at the nose cone, behind them. Discovery's smooth and perfect landing was on time at 9:14 a.m. EDT on Runway 15 of NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility after traveling 5.3 million miles on 202 orbits. Mission elapsed time was 12 days, 18 hours, 37 minutes and 54 seconds. The landing is the 62nd at Kennedy Space Center and the 32nd for Discovery. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - LeRoy Cain, manager of Shuttle Launch Integration, and Michael Fossum, STS-121 mission specialist, take a look at the orbiter Discovery during the traditional post-flight walk-around after the landing. Discovery's smooth and perfect landing was on time at 9:14 a.m. EDT on Runway 15 of NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility after traveling 5.3 million miles on 202 orbits. Mission elapsed time was 12 days, 18 hours, 37 minutes and 54 seconds. The landing is the 62nd at Kennedy Space Center and the 32nd for Discovery. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During the traditional post-flight walk-around after the landing of an orbiter, crew members Michael Fossum, mission specialist, and Steven Lindsey, commander, talk with NASA Administrator Mike Griffin (left). At right is Associate Administrator Rex Geveden. Discovery's smooth and perfect landing was on time at 9:14 a.m. EDT on Runway 15 of NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility after traveling 5.3 million miles on 202 orbits. Mission elapsed time was 12 days, 18 hours, 37 minutes and 54 seconds. The landing is the 62nd at Kennedy Space Center and the 32nd for Discovery. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Inside the payload changeout room on Launch Pad 39B, STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum looks closely at part of the payload for the mission. He is dressed in a clean room suit, appropriate for the environmentally clean or "white room" condition in which the payload resides before being transferred to the shuttle's payload bay. At lower left is the multi-purpose logistics module Leonardo, which is carrying supplies and equipment for the International Space Station. The payload also includes the lightweight multi-purpose experiment support structure carrier and the integrated cargo carrier. Crew members are at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-121 is scheduled for launch on Space Shuttle Discovery on July 1. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum takes his turn in an M-113, which is an armored personnel carrier. The STS-121 crew is taking turns driving the M-113 as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency egress training from the pad and a simulated countdown. Mission STS-121 is designated for launch on July 1. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Inside the payload changeout room on Launch Pad 39B, STS-121 Mission Specialists Michael Fossum (left) and Piers Sellers check out part of the payload for the mission. They are dressed in clean room suits, appropriate for the environmentally clean or "white room" condition in which the payload resides before being transferred to the shuttle's payload bay. The payload includes the multi-purpose logistics module Leonardo, with supplies and equipment for the International Space Station; the lightweight multi-purpose experiment support structure carrier; and the integrated cargo carrier. Crew members are at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-121 is scheduled for launch on Space Shuttle Discovery on July 1. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Under the watchful eye of Capt. George Hoggard (left front), who is astronaut rescue team leader, STS-121 Commander Steven Lindsey takes his turn driving an M-113, which is an armored personnel carrier. Behind Lindsey and Hoggard are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers (waving) and Michael Fossum. The STS-121 crew is taking turns driving the M-113 as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency egress training from the pad and a simulated countdown. Mission STS-121 is designated for launch on July 1. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - After a three-day series of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities, the crew of mission STS-121 are leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center to return to Houston. Walking to the plane at the Shuttle Landing Facility are Commander Steven Lindsey (left) and Mission Specialist Michael Fossum. The TCDT includes equipment familiarization, emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-121 is scheduled to launch July 1. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Seen in the foreground is STS-121 Michael Fossum, who is looking at the integrated cargo carrier, part of the payload for the mission, temporarily stored in the payload changeout room on Launch Pad 39B. He is dressed in a clean room suit, appropriate for the environmentally clean or "white room" condition in which the payload resides before being transferred to the shuttle's payload bay. In front of and below him is the multi-purpose logistics module Leonardo, which is carrying supplies and equipment for the International Space Station. The payload also includes the lightweight multi-purpose experiment support structure carrier. Crew members are at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-121 is scheduled for launch on Space Shuttle Discovery on July 1. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum arrives at KSC aboard a T-38 jet aircraft to get ready for launch on July 1. The launch will be his first space flight. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. This mission is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum (left) is greeted by Center Director Jim Kennedy after arriving at KSC to get ready for launch on July 1. Behind him is Jerry Ross, who is chief of the Vehicle Integration Test Office at Johnson Space Center. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. This mission is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum is helped with his boot during suitup for launch today on Space Shuttle Discovery. The launch is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum is helped with the communication device he wears under his helmet during suitup for launch today on Space Shuttle Discovery. The launch is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum finishes putting on a glove during a fitting on his launch suit in the Operations and Checkout Building. On the 12-day mission, the crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the station. This mission is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum completes the fitting of his launch suit in the Operations and Checkout Building. On the 12-day mission, the crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the station. This mission is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-121 crew are donning their orange launch and entry suits for launch today on Space Shuttle Discovery. Seated here is Mission Specialist Michael Fossum, who is making his first space flight. The launch is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-121 crew are donning their orange launch and entry suits for launch today on Space Shuttle Discovery. Adjusting his helmet is Mission Specialist Michael Fossum, who is making his first space flight. The launch is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Prior to the third launch attempt on mission STS-121, Mission Specialist Michael Fossum adjusts part of his launch suit before heading to Launch Pad 39B. The launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121 is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - After suiting up in his launch suit, Mission Specialist Michael Fossum gives a thumbs up for a third launch attempt on mission STS-121. The July 2 launch attempt was scrubbed due to the presence of showers and thunderstorms within the surrounding area of the launch site. The launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121 is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Prior to the third launch attempt on mission STS-121, Mission Specialist Michael Fossum is helped with his launch suit before heading to Launch Pad 39B. The July 2 launch attempt was scrubbed due to the presence of showers and thunderstorms within the surrounding area of the launch site. The launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121 is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the White Room on Launch Pad 39B, STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum gets help from the Closeout Crew with final preparations on his launch suit before entering Discovery. Situated on the end of the orbiter access arm, the White Room provides access into the orbiter on the pad. The crew is preparing for the third launch attempt in four days; previous attempts were scrubbed due to weather concerns. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and make repairs to the International Space Station. The launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121 is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Crew members of mission STS-124 are in the Space Station Processing Facility to look over equipment. The crew comprises Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Kenneth Ham, and Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Ronald Garan, Michael Fossum, Stephen Bowen and Akihiko Hoshide, who represents the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency. The STS-124 mission is the second of three flights that will launch components to complete the Japanese pressurized module, the Kibo laboratory. The mission will include two spacewalks to install the new lab and its remote manipulator system. The lab's logistics module, which will have been installed in a temporary location during STS-123, will be attached to the new lab. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Crew members of mission STS-124 are in the Space Station Processing Facility to look over equipment. Here they watch a demonstration using some of the equipment. At left is Commander Mark Kelly. Other crew members are Pilot Kenneth Ham, and Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Ronald Garan, Michael Fossum, Stephen Bowen and Akihiko Hoshide, who represents the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency. The STS-124 mission is the second of three flights that will launch components to complete the Japanese pressurized module, the Kibo laboratory. The mission will include two spacewalks to install the new lab and its remote manipulator system. The lab's logistics module, which will have been installed in a temporary location during STS-123, will be attached to the new lab. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, STS-124 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum looks over equipment going to the International Space Station. Crew members of the mission are at KSC for equipment familiarization. The crew comprises Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Kenneth Ham, and Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Ronald Garan, Fossum, Stephen Bowen and Akihiko Hoshide, who represents the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency. The STS-124 mission is the second of three flights that will launch components to complete the Japanese pressurized module, the Kibo laboratory. The mission will include two spacewalks to install the new lab and its remote manipulator system. The lab's logistics module, which will have been installed in a temporary location during STS-123, will be attached to the new lab. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Crew members of mission STS-124 are in the Space Station Processing Facility to look over equipment. The crew comprises Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Kenneth Ham, and Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Ronald Garan, Michael Fossum, Stephen Bowen and Akihiko Hoshide, who represents the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency. Seen here are Garan and Fossum. The STS-124 mission is the second of three flights that will launch components to complete the Japanese pressurized module, the Kibo laboratory. The mission will include two spacewalks to install the new lab and its remote manipulator system. The lab's logistics module, which will have been installed in a temporary location during STS-123, will be attached to the new lab. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Crew members of mission STS-124 are in the Space Station Processing Facility to look over equipment. The crew comprises Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Kenneth Ham, and Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Ronald Garan, Michael Fossum, Stephen Bowen and Akihiko Hoshide, who represents the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency. Seen here is Garan. The STS-124 mission is the second of three flights that will launch components to complete the Japanese pressurized module, the Kibo laboratory. The mission will include two spacewalks to install the new lab and its remote manipulator system. The lab's logistics module, which will have been installed in a temporary location during STS-123, will be attached to the new lab. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Crew members of mission STS-124 are in the Space Station Processing Facility to look over equipment. Seen here are (left to right) Commander Mark Kelly and Mission Specialists Stephen Bowen, Michael Fossum, a technician, Akihiko Hoshide and Ronald Garan. Hoshide represents the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency. The STS-124 mission is the second of three flights that will launch components to complete the Japanese pressurized module, the Kibo laboratory. The mission will include two spacewalks to install the new lab and its remote manipulator system. The lab's logistics module, which will have been installed in a temporary location during STS-123, will be attached to the new lab. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Crew members of mission STS-124 are in the Space Station Processing Facility to look over equipment. Here Mission Specialist Michael Fossum gets hands-on experience with a piece of hardware. Other crew members are Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Kenneth Ham, and Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Ronald Garan, Stephen Bowen and Akihiko Hoshide, who represents the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency. The STS-124 mission is the second of three flights that will launch components to complete the Japanese pressurized module, the Kibo laboratory. The mission will include two spacewalks to install the new lab and its remote manipulator system. The lab's logistics module, which will have been installed in a temporary location during STS-123, will be attached to the new lab. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Crew members of mission STS-124 are in the Space Station Processing Facility to look over equipment. Mission Specialist Michael Fossum (right) watches while others get hands-on experience. Other crew members are Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Kenneth Ham, and Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Ronald Garan, Stephen Bowen and Akihiko Hoshide, who represents the Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency. The STS-124 mission is the second of three flights that will launch components to complete the Japanese pressurized module, the Kibo laboratory. The mission will include two spacewalks to install the new lab and its remote manipulator system. The lab's logistics module, which will have been installed in a temporary location during STS-123, will be attached to the new lab. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2008. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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