Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -STS-107 Commander Rick Husband (at the microphone) makes a few comments after the crew's arrival at KSC for pre-launch preparations. Standing left to right are Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Mission Specialists David Brown and Kalpana Chawla, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, who is the first Israeli astronaut to fly on a Shuttle mission. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB. Experiments on the module range from material sciences to life sciences. Launch of Columbia is targeted for Jan. 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Description: 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -STS-107 Commander Rick Husband (at the microphone) makes a few comments after the crew's arrival at KSC for pre-launch preparations. Standing left to right are Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Mission Specialists David Brown and Kalpana Chawla, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, who is the first Israeli astronaut to fly on a Shuttle mission. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB. Experiments on the module range from material sciences to life sciences. Launch of Columbia is targeted for Jan. 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Release Date: 
01/12/2003
Photo Credit: 
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Release: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
facet_who: 
Ilan Ramon
facet_what: 
Columbia
facet_where: 
Florida
facet_when: 
01-12-2003
facet_when_year: 
2003
Photo Number: 
KSC-03PD-0055
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-03PD-0055
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17998