A day in the life of astronauts

Pavel Vinogradov began training.

The European Space Agency has organized a press tour of the Cosmonaut Training Center.

Introduction to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center started with a base of neutral buoyancy. The pool held training for extravehicular activity Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin. Both are part of the astronaut crew MKS-35/36 and go into space in March 2013. During his expedition, they will take the crew, which will include a European astronaut Luca Parmitano.

Journalists were shown a slow descent layout of the ISS RS under the water, vestments astronauts in spacesuits obezveshivanie under water. Then press led to the hall, where the simulator of the Russian segment of the station.
It is interesting that in the simulator is a multi-purpose laboratory module "Science", which is to dock with the ISS at the end of 2013.

Guests CPC saw centrifuge CF-18 — a gigantic structure with a radius of 18 m shoulder and weighing 300 tonnes of rotating parts.

After the European and Russian journalists, and representatives of ESA visited Kosmotsentre youth, which was opened recently. It is based on a simulator station "Mir", but is not limited to the station center. It includes simulators docking, virtual PMU, flight simulators planes and helicopters, and for the little ones — kinoviktorina. As teachers — astronauts and instructors CPC.
Journalists reported that training in Kosmotsentre popular and busy place in it two months in advance.

In the hall of the trainers "Union" at the end of training journalists talked with European astronauts Alexander Gersten (it will go into space in 2014), as well as a crew MKS-36/37 Fyodor Yurchikhin, Luke Parmitano (ESA) and Karen Nyberg (NASA).

European astronaut Alexander Gersten.

Dive layout of the ISS RS under the water.

The hydro pool.


Crew MKS-36/37: Fedor Jurchihin, Luke Parmitano (ESA) and Karen Nyberg (NASA).

Author: Alexander Ilyin

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