The Full Fuselage Trainer (FFT) is a full-scale mockup of the Space Shuttle Orbiter -- without the wings. It is used as a test bed for upgrades to the Shuttle fleet and for astronaut training such as extra-vehicular activity (EVA) and emergency egress. Built at Johnson Space Center in the 1970's, it is the oldest mockup in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF). The FFT includes flight quality systems, such as a payload bay, lighting and closed circuit TV (CCTV).
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