Sea survival training China

Sea survival training China


21/08/2017 3:50 pm


ESA–Stephane Corvaja, 2017


Chinese Shenzhou training capsule during sea survival training off China’s coastal city of Yantai. ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier in August for nine days of sea survival training.

Returning from space in a Chinese capsule, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality – including landing in the sea. Water survival is a staple of all astronaut training but this is the first time non-Chinese astronauts have taken part.

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