Spacediving at ESA

Share this story from the European Space Agency's Neutral Buoyancy Facility just outside Cologne, Germany and let your readers enjoy some some spectacular astronaut training.



Posted on Dec 1, 2009

At ESA astronauts train for spacewalks to be performed during their visits to the International Space Station, ISS.

The training pool measures 17 x 22 meters, and is 10 meters deep. On the bottom there's a mock-up of the European space station module Columbus, as well as a replica of a Mir airlock.

Astronauts are kitted up with full-face masks and white overalls and are supplied air through umbilicals from the surface for their training sessions.

I spent a day in the training pool, shooting lots of images which are now available in the database.

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