October 26, 2011
Astronaut Donald R. Pettit (foreground), STS-126 mission specialist, uses the virtual reality lab in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center to train for some of his 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. Astronaut Eric A. Boe, pilot, looks on.
Topics: Technology Internet, Eric A. Boe, Donald Pettit, Human spaceflight, Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, Joan Higginbotham, STS-126, Astronaut