A Facility for Training Space Station Astronauts

by Ankur R. Hajare, MITRE, Houston, United States,
James R. Schmidt, MITRE, Houston, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III

Abstract: The Space Station Training Facility (SSTF) will be the primary facility for training the Space Station Freedom astronauts and the Space Station Control Center ground support personnel. Conceptually, the SSTF will consist of two parts: a Student Environment and an Author Environment. The Student Environment will contain trainers, instructor stations, computers and other equipment necessary for training. The Author Environment will contain the systems that will be used to manage, develop, integrate, test and verify, operate and maintain the equipment and software in the Student Environment.

Subject Headings: Space stations | Training | Students | Astronomy | Equipment and machinery | Verification | Computer software

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