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October 6, 2011
Astronauts Akihiko Hoshide (left foreground), STS-124 mission specialist representing the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); and Gregory E. Chamitoff (right), Expedition 17 flight engineer, use the virtual reality lab at Johnson Space Center to train for some of their duties aboard the space shuttle and space station. This type of computer interface, paired with virtual reality training hardware and software, helps to prepare the entire team for dealing with space station elements.

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