"The vehicle explodes, literally explodes, off the pad. The simulator shakes you a little bit, but the actual liftoff shakes your entire body and soul."- Mike McCulley

Amazing Shuttle Take Off Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad at Kennedy Space Center on July (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #

WHAT A SPACE SHUTTLE COCKPIT LOOKS LIKE   Photograph by Ben Cooper @ LaunchPhotography.com | Prints Available     In this incredible photo by Ben Cooper, we see the highly sophisticated flight deck (cockpit) of the NASA space shuttle, Endeavour. This is just one of the amazing photos from Ben’s photo tour of the [...]

In this incredible photo by Ben Cooper, we see the highly sophisticated flight deck (cockpit) of the NASA space shuttle, Endeavour.

Kalamazoo, Michigan: Air Zoo - A museum of airplanes and astronautics. Includes a Space Shuttle simulator ride and the World's Largest Indoor Mural.

Visit reports, news, maps, directions and info on Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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"The vehicle explodes, literally explodes, off the pad. The simulator shakes you a little bit, but the actual liftoff shakes your entire body and soul.

A picture of Dick Scobee and Christa McAuliffe sitting in the flight deck of the Challenger  space shuttle simulator.

The Accident That Caused the Space Shuttle Challenger to Explode

A picture of Dick Scobee and Christa McAuliffe sitting in the flight deck of the Challenger space shuttle simulator.

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The Space Shuttle Enterprise at Air and Space Museum's The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located near Dulles International Airport.

A picture of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew in launch positions in the shuttle simulator.

The Accident That Caused the Space Shuttle Challenger to Explode

(December --- Shuttle Mission Simulator (SMS) scene of astronauts Michael J. Smith, Ellison S. Onizuka, Judith A. Resnik, and Francis R. (Dick) Scobee in their launch and entry positions on the flight deck. The photo was taken by Bill Bowers.

8-bit Space Shuttle simulator, circa 1983. Space Shuttle: A Journey into Space Atari 2600 Front Cover

Space Shuttle simulator, circa Space Shuttle: A Journey into Space Atari 2600 Front Cover

high res (1.6 M) low res (109 K)  JSC2009-E-207318 (11 Sept. 2009) --- NASA astronauts Alan Poindexter (left) and James P. Dutton Jr., STS-131 commander and pilot, respectively, participate in a training session in the shuttle mission simulator (SMS) in the Jake Garn Simulation and Training Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

high res (1.6 M) low res (109 K) JSC2009-E-207318 (11 Sept. 2009) --- NASA astronauts Alan Poindexter (left) and James P. Dutton Jr., STS-131 commander and pilot, respectively, participate in a training session in the shuttle mission simulator (SMS) in the Jake Garn Simulation and Training Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

James Doohan in space shuttle simulator

James Doohan in space shuttle simulator. Those things terrified me as a kid.

Capt. Bob Oehl, the co-founder of the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum at the Keystone Heights Airport, points out some to the features of the Space Shuttle Simulator, which was delivered to the museum Tuesday, April 24. Mike Potapow, a founding member of the museum, is at right. (Brad McClenny/Staff photographer)

The Space Shuttle Guidance and Navigation Simulator, used to train astronauts for shuttle missions, has found a new home at the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum at the Keystone Heights Airport.

Christa McAuliffe and Mike Smith strapping themselves into position in the space shuttle simulator.  STS-51-L

The Accident That Caused the Space Shuttle Challenger to Explode

Christa McAuliffe and Mike Smith strapping themselves into position in the space shuttle simulator.

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