Space Shuttle Simulator Arrives in Keystone
A space shuttle simulator arrived at the Keystone Airport and its the only one of its kind in the country.
Wings of dreams Bob Oehl says that it took the organization two years to get it from NASA.
Now that its here, he says that its a valuable teaching tool.
A tool, that will put Keystone Heights on the map.
"You remember Apollo 13 when there was a problem in space? They had to work out the problem solutions in the simulators, and they did the very same thing for the space shuttle, so every single astronaut that has flown in the space shuttle has trained in this simulator."
The cockpit arrived today and the rest of the simulator is on its way from the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
It will be operational once assembled and once they receive the rest of the funding they need to store it and operate it.
Oehl says the fact that Keystone is in a rural area gave them an advantage to acquiring it, because NASA likes to share its artifacts with different parts of the country.
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