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Countdown to Launch
April 17, l998 - Launch day
Crew members are assisted by NASA and USA closeout crew members with their
orange launch and re-entry suits in the white room immediately preceding
Crew members will shortly enter the orbiter at KSC's Launch Pad 39B,
where the Space Shuttle Columbia will lift off during a launch window
that opens at 2:19 p.m. EDT, April 17.
||STS-90 Mission Specialist Dafydd (Dave) Williams, M.D.
||STS-90 Payload Specialist James Pawelczyk, Ph.D.
||STS-90 Mission Specialist Kathryn (Kay) Hire
||STS-90 Commander Richard Searfoss
||STS-90 Mission Specialist Richard Linnehan, D.V.M.
||STS-90 Pilot Scott Altman
||STS-90 Payload Specialist Jay Buckey, M.D.
Earlier Pictures of Neurolab Processing at KSC
April 17-Launch day activities-Breakfast
and departure O&C
April 16-Network Signal Processor
No. 2 after removal from the Space Shuttle Columbia
April 15The STS-90 crew wave
to family and friends in front of Launch Pad 39B
April 13 STS-90 crew arrival
at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility
March 31Crew participates in
TCDT at Launch Pad 39B
March 30Terminal Countdown
Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities
March 29The crew arrives to
begin TCDT activities
March 23The Space Shuttle Columbia
rolls out to Launch Pad 39B!
March 16-Shuttle transferred
from OPF to the VAB
March 9-Payload bay door closure
February 26-The STS-90 crew
participate in CEIT
February 12-Neurolab in Orbiter
Processing Facility bay 3
February, first week-Neurolab
moved into its payload canister in O&C Building
January 1998-Crew participates
December 1997-Further processing,
preparation for launch
November 1997-Neurolab installed
in Spacelab module in the O&C