Spacediving in X-Ray Magazine

In issue #42 of the international online dive magazine X-Ray you can read more about Spacediving at ESA's Neutral Buoyancy Facility in Cologne, Germany. This is were the astronauts train for future spacewalks.



Posted on Aug 2, 2011

The pool at the training facility contains a mock-up of the Columbus module from the International Space Station (ISS), as well as a Mir airlock.

The conditions under water are the closest thing to being weightless, and realistic repair missions are carried out in the pool by the astronauts on a regular basis.

Although reserved for the astronauts on weekdays, regular divers can visit the facility at weekends and do a training mission of their own!

Huge following

X-Ray Magazine has a readership of 157.000 people in over 80 countries, and news of every new issue is posted on 1.500 different websites and blogs world wide, according to their advertising facts.

The story is featured on the cover, and X-Ray has devoted three full pages to the text and images from the pool where the European astronauts train for future spacewalks.

» Click here to read this story in X-Ray Mag



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