October 7, 2011
JSC2007-E-113459 (17 Dec. 2007) --- Astronauts Leland Melvin (left) and Stanley Love, both STS-122 mission specialists, 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. Instructor Yolanda Smith assisted Melvin and Love. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Leopold Eyharts, Expedition 16 flight engineer, is visible at right.
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