Astronaut training centrifuge

Astronaut training centrifuge

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Caption: Astronaut training centrifuge. The centrifuge is spinning at high speed, resulting in the circular trails of light seen here. Such centrifuges are used to test equipment and astronauts under the conditions experienced during the launch of a rocket. This centrifuge is located at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, in Star City, near Moscow, Russia. Photographed in 1974.

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