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Luca Parmitano during training in the Neutral Buoyancy Facility at EAC
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- Title Luca Parmitano during training in the Neutral Buoyancy Facility at EAC
- Released 12/08/2010 12:20 pm
- Copyright ESA - H. Rueb, 2010
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, from Italy, during EVA pre-familiarisation training at ESA's Neutral Buoyancy Facility at the Astronaut Centre, in Cologne, Germany, 17 June 2010.
This course teaches ESA astronauts basic spacewalk (or extravehicular activity, EVA) concepts and skills, such as tethering to the Station, the use of special EVA tools, communicating with an EVA crewmate and with the control room and how to keep full situational awareness in a complex and challenging environment.