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  • 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.

  • Astronaut Rex Walheim, STS-122 mission specialist› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-114202 (20 Dec. 2007) --- Astronaut Rex Walheim, STS-122 mission specialist, attired in a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit, awaits the start of a training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the Johnson Space Center.

  • European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel, STS-122 mission specialist› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-114208 (20 Dec. 2007) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel, STS-122 mission specialist, dons a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit in preparation for a training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. Astronaut Steve Frick, commander, assisted Schlegel.

  • European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel, STS-122 mission specialist› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-114209 (20 Dec. 2007) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel, STS-122 mission specialist, gets help with the final touches in the donning of a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit in preparation for a training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center.

  • European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel, STS-122 mission specialist› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-114212 (20 Dec. 2007) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel, STS-122 mission specialist, dons a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit in preparation for a training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. Astronaut Steve Frick, commander, assisted Schlegel.

  • JSCNASA astronaut Rex Walheim and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel (partially obscured)› View High-res
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    JSC2007-E-114218 (20 Dec. 2007) --- NASA astronaut Rex Walheim and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel (partially obscured), both STS-122 mission specialists, are about to be submerged in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. Walheim and Schlegel are attired in training versions of their Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits. Divers (out of frame) are in the water to assist the crewmembers in their rehearsal, intended to help prepare them for work on the exterior of the International Space Station.

  • STS-122 astronauts prepare for a training session› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-006625 (23 Jan. 2008) --- Astronauts Leland Melvin (right), STS-122 mission specialist; Chris Cassidy (support crewmember) and Steve Frick (background), STS-122 commander, don training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance (USA) suit technicians Daniel Palmer (foreground) and Carlos Ramos assisted the astronauts.

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    JSC2008-E-006626 (23 Jan. 2008) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel (left) and astronaut Stanley Love, both STS-122 mission specialists, don training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center.

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    JSC2008-E-006628 (23 Jan. 2008) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Hans Schlegel (left) and astronaut Stanley Love (background), both STS-122 mission specialists, don training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center.

  • Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Leopold Eyharts prepares for a training session› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-006629 (23 Jan. 2008) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Leopold Eyharts, Expedition 16 flight engineer, dons a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance (USA) suit technician Ryan Carabaja assisted Eyharts, who is scheduled to join Expedition 16 after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-122. Astronaut Stanley Love, STS-122 mission specialist, is visible at left.