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Karen and Luca survival training
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- Title Karen and Luca survival training
- Released 03/10/2012 2:28 pm
- Copyright Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano (left) and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg build a shelter from branches during winter survival training near Star City, Russia.
Survival training is an important part of all Soyuz mission training. There is always the possibility that a Soyuz spacecraft could land in a remote, cold area. All astronauts have to learn to survive in harsh climates while waiting for rescue.
Luca is assigned flight engineer on a long duration mission to the International Space Station planned for 2013.