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August 8, 2011
Astronauts Stephen K. Robinson (left), Charles J. Camarda, Andrew S. W. Thomas, and Soichi Noguchi, all STS-114 mission specialists, participate in Return to Flight training aboard NASA's KC-135 aircraft. The aircraft, based at Ellington Field near Johnson Space Center (JSC), frequently flies a series of parabola patterns over the Gulf of Mexico to afford opportunities for astronauts and investigators to experience brief periods of weightlessness. Noguchi represents the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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