Space History Photo: Astronaut Roger Chaffee

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An astronaut in training on the Lunar Landing Simulator in 1965. (Image credit: NASA | Bob Nye.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee (left) receives instruction from Maxwell W. Goode, a scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center.

Goode is explaining the operation of the Lunar Landing Simulator at the Lunar Landing Research Facility.

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