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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet training:
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet training
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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet during spacewalk training underwater and survival training.
Training underwater on life-size mockups of the Space Station is one way astronauts prepare for their missions as working in water resembles working in space.
Thomas is set to be launched on a Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in 2016 for a long-duration mission to the International Space Station.
All astronauts go through winter survival training. There is always the possibility that a Soyuz spacecraft could land in a remote, cold area, Thomas has to learn to survive in harsh climates while waiting for rescue.