ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli practices life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills on board the International Space Station. Two Space Station crewmembers are assigned as Crew Medical Officers and are trained to provide medical support during their mission. They offer basic medical support like a paramedic on Earth.
Paolo’s third and last mission to the Space Station is named Vita, which means “life” in Italian, and reflects the experiments Paolo will run and the philosophical notion of living in outer space – one of the most inhospitable places for humans.
Connect with Paolo via: http://paolonespoli.esa.int