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virtual reality of the international space station


Adaptive earth-bound training for zero-gravity emergencies

As spaceflight reaches farther and farther from a call to Mission Control, astronauts will need to be ready to independently take on emergency situations.

Michael Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, is developing adaptive virtual training that prepares astronauts for both situation response – and the stress that goes along with the emergencies.

Read more about Michael's innovative research