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S97-15149

June 6, 2011
STS-87 astronaut crewmembers participate in the Crew Equipment Integration Test (CEIT) in Kennedy Space Centes (KSC) Vertical Processing Facility. From left are Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist ; Steven W. Lindsey, pilot, Takao Doi, mission specialist , of Japans National Space Development Agency (NASDA); and Winston E. Scott, mission specialist. The CEIT gives astronauts an opportunity to get a hands-on look at the tools and equipment with which they will be working on-orbit. STS-87 will be the fourth United States Microgravity Payload (USMP-4) and flight of the Spartan-201 deployable satellite. During the STS-87 mission, scheduled for a November 19, 1997, liftoff from KSC, Takao Doi and Winston E. Scott will both perform spacewalks.


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