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April 29, 2016
Simulators give astronauts glimpse of future flights
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Apr 29, 2016
NASA's commercial crew astronauts Suni Williams and Eric Boe tried out a new generation of training simulators at the Boeing facility in St. Louis Tuesday that will prepare them for launch, flight and returns aboard the company's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. The training also brought recollections of earlier eras when NASA's Mercury and Gemini spacecraft were built in St. Louis and astronauts routinely travelled to the city for simulator time. NASA selected Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, Boe and Willi ... read more

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