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Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata
Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata

JSC2012-E-237298 (5 Nov. 2012) -- NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio (left), Expedition 38/39 flight engineer; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer and Expedition 39 commander, uses the virtual reality lab in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center to train for some of their duties aboard the International Space Station. This type of computer interface, paired with virtual reality training hardware and software, helps to prepare crew members for dealing with space station elements. Photo credit: NASA

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