To be an astronaut in the open space is such a stunning outstanding performance, but very complicated job as well! Just imagine, how they can stay in a support-free space wearing a huge spacesuit, staying outside their space home, when the endless space is around, and to work for hours there – isn’t it really breathtaking!? Meanwhile this kind of activity is also a routine for astronauts-heroes and nowadays this is a rather regular operation performed by every expedition onboard the ISS.
In order to prepare astronauts for such a complicated mission, it’s important to train such skills here on the EARTH. The primary place for such training is a Neutral buoyancy laboratory or hydro laboratory in GCTC. But the world’s unique and only Egress-2 simulator is also one of the important training facilities for this purpose. It also can simulate space walk in the special spacesuit, but unlike the hydro laboratory, without water, but with help of the special support system, which creates a support-free condition.
Orlan spacesuit, which is used for this kind training, weights more than 100 kg and it’s an autonomous mini space craft, having all necessary life support systems inside. So you really will be able to perform a space walk – an unforgettable adventure! Under control of the professional instructors, those, who train real astronauts, you will learn basics of the spacesuit’s design and layout and try to control its systems. You will also try to perform some standard for astronauts activities and will gain skills of working in the support-free conditions.
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