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Christer Fuglesang and rest of STS-128 crew arrive at KSC for launch countdown rehearsal
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- Title Christer Fuglesang and rest of STS-128 crew arrive at KSC for launch countdown rehearsal
- Released 12/08/2009 5:18 pm
- Copyright NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-128 mission crewmembers arrive in T-38 training jets at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility. Seen here is ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang, STS-128 Mission Specialist, being greeted by Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach. At right is Commander Rick Sturckow. The astronauts are at KSC to take part in terminal countdown demonstration test activities that include equipment familiarisation and emergency egress training, and will culminate in a simulated launch countdown aboard Discovery. The mission will deliver a new crewmember and new equipment to the International Space Station. The equipment includes science and storage racks, a freezer to store research samples, a new sleeping compartment and the COLBERT treadmill. Launch of Discovery is targeted for late August.