Monthly Archives: December 2013


METECS attended I/ITSEC 2013 to explore potential collaborations with industry and government entities.  We look forward to leveraging our NASA expertise and assets in the ongoing effort to improve the safety and efficiency of today’s warfighter.

Happy Anniversary VR Lab

Approximately 20 years ago, the first virtual reality training for an EVA crew occurred at Johnson Space Center.  This training marked the beginning of a new way to train astronauts and the beginning of JSC’s Virtual Reality lab.

That first training supported the first EVA of the Hubble repair mission on STS-61. Since then, JSC’s VR lab has grown and evolved into a training facility used to train many Space Shuttle and International Space Station crews, as well as the facility in charge of development of the “DOUG” rendering software used in all of JSC’s human spaceflight training facilities.

Over the past 20 years, many people have played a role in the success of the VR lab. METECS is proud to have staff members who are a part of that history. Congratulations to the VR lab! And Happy Anniversary!

You can read more about the VR lab anniversary at JSC Features.