Shuttle Orbiter Trainers


Full Fuselage Trainer (FFT)

Has a new home at the Seattle Museum of Flight.

Payload Bay
Flight Deck
Middeck Payload Bay
View the Flight Deck, Mid-Deck and Payload Bay of the FFT by clicking on each section.


The 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 SVMF. The FFT includes flight quality systems, such as a payload bay, lighting and closed circuit TV (CCTV).