Follow CAVES 2012

An international crew of six astronauts trained for a caving adventure designed to prepare them for spaceflight. Training started on Sunday and continued to Friday 7 September, when they entered the Italian caves and spent six days underground.

Follow Andreas Mogensen, David Saint-Jacques, Soichi Noguchi, Mike Fincke, Drew Feustel and Nikolai Tikhonov through regular updates on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen posted regular updates on ESA’s astronaut blog.


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CAVES, an abbreviation of Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills, prepares astronauts to work safely and effectively and solve problems as a multicultural team while exploring uncharted areas using space procedures.


Follow the links to the right for twitter and the astronaut blog.

Last update: 21 June 2013

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