July 25, 2011
Astronaut Pamela A. Melroy, STS-112 pilot, uses a device called a Sky genie to simulate rappelling from a troubled shuttle in a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). The mockup is called the Full Fuselage Trainer (FFT). This exercise trains the crewmembers for procedures to follow in egressing a troubled shuttle on the ground.
Topics: Pamela Melroy, United States Air Force, Space exploration, Mockup, Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, STS-1, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Spaceflight, Johnson Space Center, STS, Astronaut