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Orbiter: Columbia
Shuttle Mission: STS-107
Date: January 16, 2003

Image: Montage of images including the Space Shuttle and American FlagKENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - In the White Room at Launch Pad 39A, the STS-107 crew makes final preparations before boarding Shuttle Columbia. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB.

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Crew Ingress
January 16, 2003

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