In one of the other buildings,
there was a full-size model of
the International Space
Station
. The astronauts use
these models to learn how the
space station will be set up
and how the different
equipment on it works.
There was also a space shuttle
simulator that the astronauts use for
practicing for space flights.
This is what the control panels
in the cockpit of the space
shuttle look like. The pilot has
to be well-trained because there
are so many gauges to watch
and switches to move.