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Flight Simulation

Stationary and mobile simulators model flight handling and control characteristics to aid in the development and design of improvements to current and next-generation aircraft and spacecraft

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Vertical Motion Simulator

  • Housed at NASA Ames Research Center, the Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) complex provides researchers with a suite of sophisticated tools to explore, define and solve issues in both aircraft and spacecraft design. The VMS offers fast and cost-effective solutions using real-time piloted simulations, realistic sensory cues, and extensive motion range.
The Vertical Motion Simulator at ARC

Flight Simulation Facilities

  • NASA Langley Research Center’s Flight Simulation Facilities (FSF) provide real-time, high-fidelity, full-mission, human-in-the-loop, hardware-in-the-loop capabilities to replicate the control systems of air and space vehicles. Advanced computational and display hardware enable pilots and astronauts to experience and respond to a variety of current and next-generation cockpits and flight scenarios.
Langley's Cockpit Motion Facility