On the anniversary of the first man on the moon, and days before the final space shuttle mission will end, Wired takes a look at the extraordinary amount of training astronauts go through before they are mission ready.

The Incredible Things NASA Did to Train Apollo Astronauts

On the anniversary of the first man on the moon, and days before the final space shuttle mission will end, Wired takes a look at the extraordinary amount of training astronauts go through before they are mission ready.

Wernher Von Braun was a German scientist and member of the Nazi Party who worked on rockets during the war including the V2. He later worked for NASA in the United States. In this photo he is standing in front of the Saturn V rocket.

Wernher Von Braun was a German scientist and member of the Nazi Party who worked on rockets during the war including the V2. He later worked for NASA in the United States. In this photo he is standing in front of the Saturn V rocket.

Alan Shepard sobre la superficie lunar - (((Imágenes inéditas del hombre en la Luna))) - Libertad Digital

Alan Shepard sobre la superficie lunar - (((Imágenes inéditas del hombre en la Luna))) - Libertad Digital

A U.S. Navy diver helps lunar module pilot Ed Mitchell into the recovery raft after splashdown of Apollo 14 on February 9, 1971 / NASA photo, scan by Ed Hengeveld.

A U.S. Navy diver helps lunar module pilot Ed Mitchell into the recovery raft after splashdown of Apollo 14 on February 9, 1971 / NASA photo, scan by Ed Hengeveld.

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