ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer has been coaching at NASA’s Johnson Area Heart in Houston, USA. On this video, he walks us via coaching for a spacewalk with NASA colleagues within the 12 m deep Impartial Buoyancy Facility (NBL).
Matthias travelled to Houston from Europe with fellow ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet. Thomas has flown to the Worldwide Area Station earlier than, whereas Matthias is coaching for his first Area Station mission. Mission dates are but to be confirmed, however as the subsequent two ESA astronauts in line for flights, the pair are working to make sure they totally educated and prepared.
Because of the present scenario with COVID-19, all personnel are required to stick to particular security precautions whereas coaching. These embrace sporting a masks – as seen within the clip.
Matthias will proceed his coaching in Houston over the subsequent weeks and months. Keep tuned for additional footage of his coaching and experiences.
Sustain with Matthias’ coaching: http://matthiasmaurer.esa.int/