One of my first projects at Bigelow Aerospace in 2013 was designing and building this Astronaut training device for Boeings new space craft. The craft is automated but Astronauts still must train to be capable to fly the vehicle if the autopilot fails. This training is called pilot in the loop training. The man in the first picture is Astronaut Chris Ferguson. He was the last commander of the space shuttle and will be the first commander of the Boeing Starliner.