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    ET2 Architecture?
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    To launch from a stationary pad to 65 nautical miles altitude and an orbital velocity of 17,500 mph, astronauts undergo significant g-forces. While the SMS simulates movement, vibration, and sounds, the Brooks Air Force Base Centrifuge Facility provide the simulations of the g-profile experienced during launch.



    Astronauts experience 3-G's during launch, and it is important that does not take them by surprise. It is critical that they are able to maneuver and navigate controls while experiencing such forces.
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    The EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) Suit is to protect the body from space walks in a vacuum environment. In space, astronauts must bring their own environment to stabilize the body where there is no atmospheric pressure and oxygen to sustain life.


    Astronauts train with the EVA suit on to perform tasks such as checking for leaks, movement, maintenance procedures, and to rehearse the process of decompressing, all the while in a vacuum chamber.

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    The Johnson Space Center houses the Systems Integration Facility where the interface and architecture of the Space Shuttle are mocked-up for astronaut training. To get a good idea of the spaces check out these virtual tours
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    For NASA astronauts, flight simulators and shuttle mock ups help rehearse the experience of launch, orbit and landing. The Shuttle Mission Simulator (SMS) located at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX includes two simulators. The fixed base simulator provides a flight-deck mock up of the shuttle:

    This mock up pitches at different angles to simulate launch and flight.
    There is also a mock up of the mid-deck.

    For landing simulations, a Gulfstream II Business Jet is outfitted with cockpit, wing dynamics, and landing gear that simulate those of a shuttle:


    p.s. if you're into the radio-shack basement-built flight simulator, it's definitely possible:
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