Gernhardt Training for Landing
September 8, 2009
Attired in a training version of the Space Shuttle partial pressure launch and entry garment, astronaut Michael L. Gernhardt is about to pull down his helmet visor and get ready for landing during a training session. The mission specialist is seen on the middeck of a high fidelity training mockup called the Crew Compartment Trainer (CCT), located in the Johnson Space Centers (JSC) Systems Integration Facility. Gernhardt will be joined later this year by four other NASA astronauts for STS-69 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Topics: Michael L. Gernhardt, Human spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, STS-69, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Space Shuttle, Astronaut