Matthias Maurer, ESA?s newest astronaut, has been training with Tim Peake at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas. During practical and theory classes they?ve learned skills necessary to perform a spacewalk, also known as EVA, or Extra Vehicular Activity ? much of which is already familiar to Tim, who worked outside the Station in January 2016. They also spent time in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, a pool housing replica International Space Station modules which allows astronauts to experience near weightless conditions.
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Underwater spacewalk training with Thomas Pesquet
Matthias Maurer: Training für einen Außenbordeinsatz
Matthias Maurer: training for a spacewalk
Horizons mission – Soyuz: launch to orbit
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