SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS CREW CONDUCTS PRESS BRIEFING FOR STS 115 MISSION

SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS CREW CONDUCTS PRESS BRIEFING FOR STS 115 MISSION

Astronaut Chris Ferguson, Pilot of STS 115, attends a press conference in front of launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on August 9, 2006. The entire crew is at the center to conduct a countdown rehearsal in preparation for their upcoming space shuttle mission. Atlantis' flight is scheduled for launch no earlier than August 27 to continue construction of the International Space Station. (UPI Photo/Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell)