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Space History Photo: STS-107 Classroom Training

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The STS-107 crew trains for their mission, learning about the experiments they will be on board. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the STS-107 crew in the In-Flight Maintenance training, learning more about experiments that were a part of the mission on Dec. 5, 2000. Seated in front (left to right) are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Israeli Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, Commander Rick D. Husband, Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Pilot William C. "Willie" McCool; in back are Mission Specialists David M. Brown and Michael Anderson.

As a research mission, STS-107 carried the SPACEHAB Double Module in its first research flight into space and a broad collection of experiments ranging from material science to life science. For more information on STS-107, please see GRIN Columbia General Explanation

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