Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
STS-121 Crew Prepares
STS-121 Commander Steven Lindsey (left) and Mission Specialist Piers Sellers (right) remove a cover on the trailing umbilical assembly at the SPACEHAB facility in Cape Canaveral, Fla., during a Crew Equipment Interface Test this week. This test allows the astronauts to become familiar with equipment they will use on their upcoming mission. Joining them for the test were STS-121 Mission Specialist Michael Fossum and Pilot Mark Kelly.
During the mission, Discovery will carry the Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo with more than two tons of equipment and supplies aboard. The crew will deliver the cargo to the International Space Station.
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