NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold’s video log of the sixth and last day of the extended exploration phase of ESA’s underground training course CAVES.
Six astronauts from China, Japan, USA, Spain and Russia will spend six nights in caves of Sardinia, Italy, to explore the depths and train for life in outer space.
Ricky ended the course as commander after taking over from Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide halfway through the mission. In this video Ricky discusses the exploration with the international crew
CAVES – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – focuses on multicultural approaches to leadership, following orders, teamwork and decision-making. At the end of the course the astronauts will have a better understanding of how they function in a multicultural team and what they are skilled at, as well as areas for self-improvement.