July 25, 2011
Astronaut Jeffrey S. Ashby, STS-112 mission commander, 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. United Space Alliance (USA) crew trainer Bob Behrendsen assisted Ashby.
Topics: Mockup, Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, Human spaceflight, Jeffrey Ashby, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Space exploration, Business, Technology