The primary objective of the shuttle mission STS-98 was to deliver and install the US Destiny Laboratory onto the International Space Station. Also, the STS-98 astronauts relocated the Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 from the Unity Node to the forward Common Berthing Mechanism on Destiny. These two primary tasks were performed with the aid of three space walks and the use of Space Shuttle Atlantis' robotic arm.
The Crew comprised of Commander Ken Cockrell, Pilot Mark Polansky and Mission Specialists Rober Curbeam, Marsha Ivins and Thomas Jones.
This NASA TV downlink, taken on 08 March 2001, provides a summary of final crew preparations, countdown and lift-off and flight orbital insertion. It comprises of a 3 minute edited crew activity report with English voiceover and a longer flight day highlights with international sound.
00:05:26:00 Crew Activity Report
00:07:57:09 Flight Day HIghlights