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Space Day’s New Space Shuttle Atlantis Simulator

May 8, 2009

A few years ago, the Museum acquired a Space Shuttle Atlantis cockpit mockup, formerly used by the Space Camp next to NASA Ames research center here in California. The cockpit has been in Museum storage waiting for the perfect moment to emerge.

Tomorrow (May 9th, 2009) will be that glorious moment! For the Museum’s Space Day, our curatorial staff are finishing their outfit of the cockpit with new monitors and simulator software, which once installed, will allow visitors to sit inside the cockpit and test their astronaut skills by trying to land the Space Shuttle. So if you stop by tomorrow or come to visit the Museum in the future, stop by our space gallery and try it out.

Here are some pictures of the simulator installation:

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