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.

Apollo 11 astronauts simulate gathering soil samples with tongs and scoop in 1969. Neil Armstrong holds the sample bag for Buzz Aldrin with a Lunar Module mockup behind them.

The Incredible Things NASA Did to Train Apollo Astronauts

Apollo 11 astronauts simulate gathering soil samples with tongs and scoop in 1969. Neil Armstrong holds the sample bag for Buzz Aldrin with a Lunar Module mockup behind them.

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.

Apollo 15 Commander David Scott trains with an HEDC in 1971. [Image Source: NASA]

Apollo 15 Commander David Scott trains with an HEDC in 1971. [Image Source: NASA]

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.

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.

https://flic.kr/p/qZdQZn | Apollo 11:  "Rare photo of Neil Armstrong on the Moon", July 20, 1969 | NASA PHOTO:  AS11-40-5886. NASA INFO:   (20 July 1969) --- Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 mission commander, at the modular equipment storage assembly (MESA) of the Lunar Module "Eagle" on the historic first extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. took the photograph with a Hasselblad 70mm camera. Photo credit: NASA.  Apollo 11 "A...

https://flic.kr/p/qZdQZn | Apollo 11: "Rare photo of Neil Armstrong on the Moon", July 20, 1969 | NASA PHOTO: AS11-40-5886. NASA INFO: (20 July 1969) --- Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 mission commander, at the modular equipment storage assembly (MESA) of the Lunar Module "Eagle" on the historic first extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. took the photograph with a Hasselblad 70mm camera. Photo credit: NASA. Apollo 11 "A...

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