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Crippen, pilot for STS-1, during a training session

1978-03-22

NASA

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S79-25014 (13 Dec. 1978) --- Astronaut Robert L. Crippen, pilot of the first space shuttle orbital flight test (STS-1), eases into a water immersion facility (WIF) during a training session in the Johnson Space Center?s training and test facility (Bldg. 260). The WIF affords one of two ways to simulate the feeling of weightlessness experienced during space extravehicular activity (EVA), the other being inside aircraft flying a parabolic curve. Crippen will be joined by astronaut John W. Young, commander for the STS-1 flight. Photo credit: NASA

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  • Title: Crippen, pilot for STS-1, during a training session
  • Date Created: 1978-03-22
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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