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How fast do they spin astronauts these days? Maximum routine g-training for astronauts in the 21st century?

Comments got me thinking about NASA's 20 g centrifuge. Gemini astronauts pushed to 7 or perhaps 8 g's as discussed in this answer but these days with nicely throttleable engines astronauts going to ...
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Had Apollo astronauts practiced getting up from a fall?

The question "Could an Apollo astronaut stand up if they fell on the moon?" describes several incidents of Apollo astronauts falling over while on the moon, and their attempts to get back up. Did the ...
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Were panoramic images taken during Apollo 15 planned and trained before on Earth?

I followed a link in an answer to the question about stereoscopic images and found a long list with panoramic images composed from images shot with the lunar Hasselblad cameras. For instance the ...
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Where does one go to school to be in a space program? [closed]

I am interested into going to college. What school or degree should I take to get a seat in the Mars missions? Space Camp? Which school has the highest student to space program statistic?
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Apollo simulator practical jokes

The Apollo training program as described in this question used a computer driven system of servos and motors to move cameras over and around models. This type of simulator was common in aviation ...
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To what extent was Apollo program training specific to each mission?

In comments and answer to this question, the time it takes to train for an Apollo mission is mentioned several times as a factor on the big rotation of crews. I figure that would actually play in ...
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How do reduced gravity aircraft work?

I know the trajectory the parabolic flight takes, just not how it works. I believe it works because the floor is literally falling below you. I have heard that astronauts have been trained in water, ...
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Is there a mockup of the ISS on the ground?

Is there a replica of the interior of the space station on the ground? For training astronauts and to try out equipment installations.
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How many seconds of near-zero gravity are practical with a Reduced Gravity Aircraft?

When I saw "50 seconds of weightlessness" (see quote below) I made a very rough estimate based on 45 degrees nose-up to 45 degrees nose-down Reduced Gravity Flight centered at about 35,000 feet where ...
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How do we create a zero gravity environment on earth?

I have read somewhere that to-be astronauts are trained on earth to be deft enough when they are in space which has zero gravity. How do we create a zero gravity situation on earth? On earth even if ...
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Are mission/payload specialists less capable of managing a spacecraft? [duplicate]

In the movie "Gravity", the main character, Dr. Ryan Stone is portrayed as being knowledgeable about some field of science, but not especially good at managing a spacecraft. The movie has her as a ...
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Armageddon in NASA training

It is rumored that NASA uses the movie Armageddon in management training, to count the number of impossibilities. Specifically, they claim there are 168 scientific impossibilities in the movie. Two ...
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Why did the LLTV have a service ceiling of 6,000 ft?

According to Wikipedia, the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle had a "service ceiling" of 6,000 ft (1,800 m). I assume this is the maximum altitude that it can perform at. What was the limiting factor?
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How many minutes of Lunar Sim did Neil Armstrong get?

A quick follow-up to What were the differences between the LLRV and LLTV? These craft were provided with a zero-zero ejection seat. The above reverenced article on wikipedia mentions Neil Armstrong ...
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What were the differences between the LLRV and LLTV?

The LLRV (Lunar Landing Research Vehicle) was used to develop the LLTV (Lunar Landing Training Vehicle), but were there design differences between the two? Were any major lessons learned from the LLRV ...
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What caused the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle to be unreliable?

The Lunar Landing Training Vehicle was used during the Apollo missions to simulate flying the lunar lander at 1/6th the force of Earth's gravity: Many sources have indicated a conflict between ...
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How did the Apollo astronauts train for the 1/6G lunar landing?

It goes without saying that training/conditioning one's reflexes for a situation is highly relevant to some professions. Pilots train in a computer simulator. During the Apollo missions computers ...
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Are all crew on board a spacecraft trained to handle flight-systems?

Spaceflightnow.com writes to say (Edited to apply my highlights) "The improvements are rather significant," Kelly said in a NASA interview. "The displays that the cosmonauts and myself ... use to ...
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What are the effects of body building on heavy planets?

This answer suggests that outer planets are very heavy and that lifting things on it is very energy expensive. If someone was to workout on a planet that is considered 'heavy' (whatever that means) ...