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STS076-713-092 (28 March 1996) --- The crew took this 70mm picture of Russia's Mir Space Station during a final "fly-around" following separation of the two spacecraft on March 28, 1996. The two spacecraft had docked on March 23, 1996, at which time Shannon W. Lucid joined two cosmonauts onboard for the first leg of a 140-day stay onboard Mir, as a cosmonaut guest researcher.
STS-79 Shuttle Mission ...
 
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S96-10800 (28 March 1996) --- Suspended in full parachute gear, astronaut William F. Readdy, participates in emergency bailout training at the Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Weightless Environment Training Facility (WET-F). The mission commander was joined in this exercise by astronauts Terrence W. Wilcutt, pilot, and Jerome (Jay) Apt, mission specialist, with the other crew members having completed the training session earlier in the week. The exercises included a simulated drop from the Space Shuttle using its long escape pole, deployment of a life raft and signaling of rescue help.
STS-79 Shuttle Mission ...
 
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S96-10797 (28 March 1996) --- Assisted by a number of SCUBA-equipped divers, astronaut Jerome (Jay) Apt, participates in emergency bailout training at the Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Weightless Environment Training Facility (WET-F). Apt was joined in these exercises (out of frame) by astronauts William F. Readdy, commander, and Terrence W. Wilcutt, pilot. The other crew members had completed the training session earlier in the week. The exercises included a simulated drop from the Space Shuttle using its long escape pole, deployment of a life raft and signaling of rescue help.
STS-79 Shuttle Mission ...
 
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S96-10792 (28 March 1996) --- Afloat in a small life raft, astronaut Terrence W. Wilcutt, participates in emergency bailout training at the Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Weightless Environment Training Facility (WET-F). Assisted here by two SCUBA-equipped divers, the pilot was joined in this exercise by astronauts William F. Readdy, commander, and Jerome (Jay) Apt, mission specialist. The other crew members had completed the training session earlier in the week. The exercises included a simulated drop from the Space Shuttle using its long escape pole, deployment of a life raft and signaling of rescue help.
STS-79 Shuttle Mission ...
 
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S96-10810 (28 March 1996) --- Astronaut Terrence W. Wilcutt, assisted by SCUBA-equipped diver Sherwin Wade, participates in emergency bailout training at the Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Weightless Environment Training Facility (WET-F). The pilot was joined in this exercise by astronauts William F. Readdy, commander, and Jerome (Jay) Apt, mission specialist, with the other crew members having completed the training session earlier in the week. The exercises included a simulated drop from the Space Shuttle using its long escape pole, deployment of a life raft and signaling of rescue help.
STS-79 Shuttle Mission ...
 
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S96-10802 (28 March 1996) --- Attired in a training version of the Shuttle launch and entry space suit, astronaut William F. Readdy awaits a session of bailout training at the Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Weightless Environment Training Facility (WET-F). The mission commander was joined in this exercise by astronauts Terrence W. Wilcutt, pilot, and Jerome (Jay) Apt, mission specialist, with the other crew members duplicating the training session earlier in the week. The exercises included a simulated drop from the Space Shuttle using its long escape pole, deployment of the raft and signaling for rescue help.
STS-79 Shuttle Mission ...
 
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S96-10831 (28 March 1996) --- Astronaut Terrence W. Wilcutt, assisted by SCUBA-equipped diver Sherwin Wade, participates in emergency bailout training at the Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Weightless Environment Training Facility (WET-F). The pilot was joined in this exercise by astronauts William F. Readdy, commander, and Jerome (Jay) Apt, mission specialist, with the other crew members having completed the training session earlier in the week. The exercises included a simulated drop from the Space Shuttle using its long escape pole, deployment of a life raft and signaling of rescue help.
STS-79 Shuttle Mission ...
 
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S96-10795 (28 March 1996) --- Astronaut William F. Readdy, mission commander, is assisted by William Todd as he puts final touches on his space suit. Readdy was about to participate in emergency bailout training in the Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Weightless Environment Training Facility (WET-F), joined by some of his fellow crew members. This session helped to refresh the crew on usage of the Shuttle's escape pole system, parachuting into water, deploying a life raft and signaling for help.
STS-76 Shuttle Mission ...
 
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STS076-E-5225 (28 March 1996) --- Astronaut Michael R. (Rich) Clifford, right, mission specialist, says his good-bye to cosmonaut Yury I. Onufrienko, Mir-21 mission commander. The Space Shuttle Atlantis was within hours of its separation from its link with Russia's Mir Space Station. Onufrienko's crew has grown by one member, as the STS-76 crew leaves Shannon W. Lucid onboard Mir for the first leg of an almost-five-month stay.
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STS076-E-5222 (28 March 1996) --- One would take this triumvirate of thumbs-up symbols to refer to a successful hatch closing, as the Space Shuttle Atlantis is about to be separated from its link with Russia's Mir Space Station. Hold photo with frame number and clock at bottom left. Astronaut Kevin P. Chilton, mission commander, is at lower left. Others are astronauts Richard A. Searfoss (top), pilot, and Michael R. (Rich) Clifford, mission specialist.
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STS076-E-5215 (28 March 1996) --- Astronaut Kevin P. Chilton, STS-76 mission commander, gets a warm good-bye from cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev, Mir-21 flight engineer, as the Space Shuttle Atlantis is about to be separated from its link with Russia's Mir Space Station.
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STS076-E-5229 (28 March 1996) --- As she floats from one spacecraft to another, astronaut Shannon W. Lucid, Mir-21 cosmonaut guest researcher, is surrounded by a large delivery of new supplies for the Mir Space Station. Today is the final day for Lucid's five STS-76 astronaut colleagues to spend time with the Mir-21 crew, as they are soon to undock the Space Shuttle Atlantis from Russia's Mir Space Station.
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STS076-E-5226 (28 March 1996) --- Astronauts Linda M. Godwin and Ronald M. Sega (left), mission specialists, pose for their final in-space photo with cosmonaut Yury I. Onufrienko, Mir-21 mission commander. The Space Shuttle Atlantis was within hours of its separation from its link with Russia's Mir Space Station. Onufrienko's crew has grown by one member, as the STS-76 crew leaves Shannon W. Lucid onboard Mir for the first leg of an almost-five-month stay.
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