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|KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Launch Complex 39B, KSC workers check the payloads for mission STS-95 which were loaded into the orbiter Discovery payload bay before launch. The mission includes the SPACEHAB single module (seen at the top of the bay) with experiments on space flight and the aging process, the International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH-3), the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform, and the Spartan solar-observing deployable spacecraft.|
|KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Applauding the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service's newest series of stamps, Space Discovery, are are (left to right) Barry Ziehl, U.S. Postal Service; JoAnn Morgan, KSC associate director of advanced development and shuttle upgrades; Karla Corcoran, Postal Service inspector general; Kristene A. Graves, a student from Lewis Carroll Elementary School; and Dr. Donald Thomas, astronaut and veteran of four Shuttle missions. During the ceremony, Kristene read her essay "My Stamp Adventure" that she had written for an area-wide contest for the event. The unveiling took place at the KSC Visitor Complex and coincided with NASA's 40th anniversary on this date. Behind the large display can be seen the mockup of an orbiter. The stamps were designed by renowned aerospace artist Attila Heija. The strip of five individual stamps together make up a futuristic scene complete with space vehicles, a futuristic space city, and space explorers.|
|KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-95 Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr. (second from right), senator from Ohio, poses (left to right) with his son, David, daughter, Lyn, and (far right) his wife, Annie, after landing at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility aboard a T-38 jet. Glenn and other crewmembers flew into KSC to make final preparations for launch.|
|KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-95 Payload Specialist Chiaki Mukai, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), Pilot Steven W. Lindsey and Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., senator from Ohio, share a light moment while visiting with their families on Launch Pad 39B. In the background, at right, is Mission Specialist Stephen K. Robinson. The crew were making final preparations for launch. Other crew members not shown are Mission Commander Curtis L. Brown Jr., Mission Specialist Pedro Duque of Spain, with the European Space Agency (ESA), and Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynski.|
|KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the environmental chamber known as the white room, STS-95 Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., senator from Ohio, is prepared by closeout room crew members Danny Wyatt (left to right), Carlous Gillis, Jim Kelly and Travis Thompson for entry into the Space Shuttle Discovery for his second flight into space after 36 years.|
||STS-95 Launch as seen from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 Press Viewing Site.|
|STS-95 Launch as seen from remote ground cameras located on Launch Complex 39.|
|STS-95 Launch from an aerial view.|
|KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Discovery gets ready to land on runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility after a successful 3.6-million-mile voyage on mission STS-95.|
||KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Before returning to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, members of the STS-95 crew pose with a model of a Mercury capsule following a media briefing at the Kennedy Space Center Press Site Auditorium . From left to right are Payload Specialist Chiaki Mukai, with the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA); Pilot Steven W. Lindsey; Mission Commander Curtis L. Brown Jr.; Friendship 7; Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., a senator from Ohio and one of the original seven Project Mercury astronauts; Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynski; and Mission Specialist Pedro Duque, with the European Space Agency (ESA). Also on the crew is Mission Specialist and Payload Commander Stephen K. Robinson (not shown).|
||KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Station, STS-95 Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., a senator from Ohio and one of the original seven Project Mercury astronauts, poses with his wife Annie before their return flight to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.|
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