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March 31, l998 - STS-90 Crew participates in TCDT at Launch Pad 39B

full description at right The crew of STS-90 leave the Operations and Checkout Building for Launch Pad 39B during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities.
full description at right Payload Specialist Jay Buckey, M.D., is assisted with his orange launch and re-entry suit by a USA technician
full description at right Mission Specialist Kathryn (Kay) Hire gives a "thumbs-up" to the mission after being suited up in her orange launch and re-entry suit.
full description at right STS-90 Commander Richard Searfoss and Mission Specialist Kathryn (Kay) Hire hold the mission patch with orbiter information.
full description at right STS-90 Pilot Scott Altman gives a "thumbs-up" after being suited up in his orange launch and re-entry suit
full description at right STS-90 Payload Specialist Dafydd (Dave) Williams with the Canadian Space Agency is assisted into his orange launch and re-entry suit.
full description at right STS-90 crew participate in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities at KSC's Launch Pad 39B.
full description at right Mission Specialists Dafydd (Dave) Williams with the Canadian Space Agency and Kathryn (Kay) Hire participate in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities at KSC's Launch Pad 39B.
full description at right STS-90 crew participate in mock emergency egress activities
full description at right STS-90 crew participate in mock emergency egress activities


Earlier Pictures of Neurolab Processing at KSC

    March 30-Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities
    March 29-The crew arrives to begin TCDT activities
    March 23-The 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 in CEIT
    December 1997-Further processing, preparation for launch
    November 1997-Neurolab installed in Spacelab module in the O&C

     

 
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