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Caving team portrait
- Title Caving team portrait
- Released 20/03/2012 5:21 pm
- Copyright ESA / V. Crobu
The caving team in team portrait: (from left) Norishige Kanai from Japan, ESA astronauts Tim Peake and Thomas Pesquet, Randolph Bresnik from NASA, and Sergey Ryzhikov from Russia.
ESA’s cave training prepares astronauts to work as an international team in
real exploration conditions. Sending astronauts underground to survive and
explore Sardinian caves in Italy for almost a week is just one element of
their long training.
The Sardinian caves are isolated from the outside world. The astronauts need
to get used to confined spaces, minimal privacy, technical challenges and
limited equipment and supplies for hygiene and comfort - just like in space.
- Id 204864
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