July 22, 2016
Categories: ESA, GCTC, JAXA, NASA, Roscosmos, Russia, Soyuz, Space

Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov, Ivan Wagner, Sergey Ryazansky, Oleg Artemyev, Sergey Prokopiev, Alexander Samokutyayev, NASA astronauts Scott Tingle, Randolph Bresnik, Andrew Feustel, Janet Epps, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai preparing to go to space in 2017 and 2018 passed water survival trainings in GCTC.

First the crews practiced escape from the descent capsule ashore also changing Sokol rescue spacesuits into flight suits, thermal protection suits and Forel waterproofsuits. Then they repeated same actions in water.

According to the conditions of the third training program after the landing the crew discovered leak in the capsule and had to escape it within the period of 8 – 9 minutes wearing Sokol spacesuits.

 

Photo credit: GCTC

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