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STS-76 Shuttle Mission Imagery
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STS076-E-5176 (25 March 1996)--- In one of her first activities as a cosmonaut guest researcher, Shannon W. Lucid shares supplies - unstowing duty with one of her future two Russian Mir-21 cosmonaut crew members aboard the Russia's Mir Space Station. Seen with Lucid in the Mir Base Block Module scene is cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev, Mir-21 flight engineer. Five other NASA astronauts and the Mir-21 commander, all out of view here, earlier shared an exchange of gifts. The two spacecraft joined in Earth-orbit in the early morning hours of March 24, 1996. The image was recorded with a 35mm Electronic Still Camera (ESC) and downlinked at a later time to ground controllers in Houston, Texas.
image id: 
Photo-s76e5176
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Earth
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Electronic Still Camera
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Russian Mir Space Station
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Russia
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Texas
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25 March 1996
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March 24, 1996
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1996
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SPD-SPFLT-Photo-s76e5176
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http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-76/html/s76e5176.html