The seven member crew of STS-121 Discovery answers questions from the media June 14, before their traditional Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, a practice countdown held before every Shuttle launch. The session was held at the bottom of the emergency-escape slidewire basket bailout area. The nets are used to slow the baskets, which would carry crewmembers off the launch pad and to a safe area where an armored vehicle is stationed for them. Left to right are Mission Specialists Mike Fossum and Lisa Nowak; Pilot Mark Kelly; Commander Steve Lindsey; and Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Piers Sellers and Thomas Reiter of the European Space Agency who will remain aboard the ISS for several months.

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STS-121 commander Steve Lindsey: