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The Flight Research Laboratory (building 1244) at NASA's Langley Research Center houses fixed and rotary wing aircraft used in atmospheric and flight research. It also housed simulation equipment used during the Gemini and Apollo programs such as the Rendezvous Docking Simulator (which remains stowed in the ceiling of the hangar) and Projector Planetarium.

The hangar consists of 295 feet (Template:Convert/round m) by 330 feet (Template:Convert/round m) of clear space and features a 300 feet (Template:Convert/round m) by 40 feet (Template:Convert/round m) door with an additional door for the tail section of large aircraft and covers 70,000 square feet (Template:Convert/round m2) with an additional 1,007,500 cubic feet (Template:Convert/round m3) of laboratory spaces. At the time of its construction it was one of the largest structures of its kind in the world. The hangar is heated by a radiant heating system consisting of hot water circulated beneath the concrete floor.[1]

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