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STS-115 Crew Rehearses for Launch
08.07.06
 
The STS-115 crew departs for Launch Pad 39B. The STS-115 crew walks out of the Operations and Checkout Building to head for Launch Pad 39B. From left are Mission Specialists Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Steven MacLean, Joseph Tanner and Daniel Burbank, Pilot Christopher Ferguson and Commander Brent Jett. The mission crew has been at Kennedy Space Center for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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STS-115 Mission Specialist Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper is seated inside Space Shuttle Atlantis. + View High-Res
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Inside Atlantis' cockpit, STS-115 Mission Specialists Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Joseph Tanner are taking part in a simulated launch countdown, the culmination of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. The TCDT is a prelaunch preparation for the mission that is scheduled to lift off in a window opening Aug. 27. Photo credit: NASA


The STS-115 crew poses at Launch Pad 39B. + View High-Res
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The STS-115 crew pauses for a photo during training on Launch Pad 39B. From left are Mission Commander Brent Jett, Pilot Chris Ferguson, and Mission Specialists Daniel Burbank, Steven MacLean, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Joseph Tanner. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Husten


The STS-115 crew receives launch pad emergency training. + View High-Res
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The STS-115 crew gets instructions about using the slidewire baskets for emergency egress from the space shuttle on the pad. From left are Commander Brent Jett and Mission Specialists Steven MacLean, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Joseph Tanner. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Husten


The STS-115 crew poses for the media before a press conference on Launch Pad 39B. + View High-Res
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The STS-115 crew poses for the media before a press conference on Launch Pad 39B. Seen left to right are Mission Specialist Steven MacLean, Commander Brent Jett, Mission Specialist Daniel Burbank, Pilot Chris Ferguson, and Mission Specialists Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Joseph Tanner. MacLean is with the Canadian Space Agency. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Husten


Mission Specialist Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper checks her glove. + View High-Res
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The STS-115 crew members are checking the fit of their launch and entry suits before tomorrow's simulated launch countdown. Checking her glove is Mission Specialist Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper. The simulation is the culmination of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Husten


Pilot Christopher Ferguson drives the M-113 armored personnel carrier + View High-Res
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STS-115 Pilot Christopher Ferguson takes the wheel to practice driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. Passengers on the carrier are (from left) Mission Specialists Daniel Burbank and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Capt. George Hoggard, who is astronaut rescue team leader, and Mission Specialist Steven MacLean. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Husten


The STS-115 crew poses for a photo at the Shuttle Landing Facility. + View High-Res
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After their arrival at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, the STS-115 crew poses for a photo after talking to the media. From left are Mission Specialists Daniel Burbank, Steven MacLean, Joseph Tanner and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper; Commander Brent Jett; and Pilot Christopher Ferguson.
Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton


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