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STS-134 Crew Practice Landing the Shuttle

Space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission Commander Mark Kelly and Pilot Greg Johnson practiced shuttle landings in a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, during training related to a full launch dress rehearsal known as the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. ?The STA is a Grumman American Aviation-built Gulfstream II jet modified to simulate a shuttle's cockpit, motion and handling qualities. The test provides astronauts and ground crews with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. ?Endeavour is targeted to launch April 19 on its final scheduled flight.
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