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Astronauts - STS-93 Crew
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1. STS-93 Crew
On Flight Day 5, the five STS-93 astronauts pose for the traditional inflight crew portrait on Columbia's middeck. In front are astronauts Eileen M. Collins, mission commander, and Michel Tognini, mission specialist representing France's Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Behind them are (from the left) astronauts Steven A. Hawley, mission specialist; Jeffrey S. Ashby, pilot; and Catherine G. (Cady) Coleman, mission specialist.
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2. STS-93 Crew
With the external tank and solid rocket booster (left) looming behind them, the STS-93 crew poses on a high level of the fixed service structure at Launch Pad 39B.
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3. STS-93 Crew
The STS-93 crew pauses at the launch pad for a photograph before heading for Space Shuttle Columbia (in the background). From left are Mission Specialist Michel Tognini of France, who represents the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby, Commander Eileen M. Collins, and Mission Specialists Steven A. Hawley (Ph.D.) and Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.)
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4. STS-93 Crew
STS-93 crew members wave to onlookers as they head for the bus outside the Operations and Checkout Building for the trip to Launch Pad 39B.
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5. STS-93 Crew
STS-93 crew poses in the white room. The white room is an environmental chamber at the end of the orbiter access arm that provides entry to the orbiter crew compartment.
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6. STS-93 Crew
STS-93 Mission Specialist Hawley takes part in emergency egress training in an M-113 at Launch Pad 39B.
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7. STS-93 Crew
STS-93 Mission Specialist Coleman takes part in emergency egress training in an M-113 at Launch Pad 39B.
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8. STS-93 Crew
STS-93 Mission Specialist Tognini takes part in emergency egress training in an M-113 at Launch Pad 39B.
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9. STS-93 Crew
STS-93 Pilot Ashby takes part in emergency egress training in an M-113 at Launch Pad 39B.
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10. STS-93 Crew
STS-93 Commander Eileen M. Collins climbs into an M-113 armored personnel carrier at the launch pad to take part in emergency egress training. Collins is the first woman to serve as mission commander. In preparation for their mission, the STS-93 crew are participating in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities that also include a launch-day dress rehearsal culminating with a simulated main engine cut-off.
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11. STS-93 Crew
The STS-93 crew pose in front of Space Shuttle Columbia after their landing on runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:20:35 p.m. EDT on July 27, 1999. This was the 26th flight for Columbia. It was the 12th night landing in Shuttle program history. On this mission, Eileen Collins became the first woman to serve as a Shuttle commander.
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