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  • Astronauts Leland Melvin (left) and Stanley Love› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-113447 (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.

  • Astronauts Steve Frick (standing), Leland Melvin (partially obscured) and Stanley Love› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-113448 (17 Dec. 2007) --- Astronauts Steve Frick (standing), STS-122 commander; Leland Melvin (partially obscured) and Stanley Love, both 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 the crewmembers.

  • Astronaut Rex Walheim› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-113453 (17 Dec. 2007) --- Astronaut Rex Walheim, STS-122 mission specialist, prepares to use virtual reality hardware in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center to rehearse some of his duties on the upcoming mission to the International Space Station. This type of virtual reality training allows the astronauts to wear special gloves and other gear while looking at computer displays simulating actual movements around the various locations on the station hardware with which they will be working. David J. Homan assisted Walheim.

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    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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    JSC2007-E-113462 (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.

  • Astronaut Alan Poindexter› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-113463 (17 Dec. 2007) --- Astronaut Alan Poindexter, STS-122 pilot, uses the virtual reality lab at 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 Rex Walheim (foreground) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-113464 (17 Dec. 2007) --- Astronaut Rex Walheim (foreground) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel, both STS-122 mission specialists, use virtual reality hardware in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center to rehearse some of their duties on the upcoming mission to the International Space Station. This type of virtual reality training allows the astronauts to wear special gloves and other gear while looking at computer displays simulating actual movements around the various locations on the station hardware with which they will be working.

  • European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-113468 (17 Dec. 2007) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel, STS-122 mission specialist, uses virtual reality hardware in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center to rehearse some of his duties on the upcoming mission to the International Space Station. This type of virtual reality training allows the astronauts to wear special gloves and other gear while looking at computer displays simulating actual movements around the various locations on the station hardware with which they will be working.

  • European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-113470 (17 Dec. 2007) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel, STS-122 mission specialist, uses virtual reality hardware in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center to rehearse some of his duties on the upcoming mission to the International Space Station. This type of virtual reality training allows the astronauts to wear special gloves and other gear while looking at computer displays simulating actual movements around the various locations on the station hardware with which they will be working.

  • Astronauts Leland Melvin (left) and Stanley Love› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-113473 (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.