Wednesday, 26 February 2014

At ESA's EAC: Space Suits

While we were at ESA, we did a couple of payload training sessions, as well as a gruelling physiotherapy session which is akin to something that astronauts have to go through upon arriving back on earth from their time in space. It certainily was tough on me! Close to the end of our time, we had a demonstration
of the Aouda X space suit analog which is being designed by the Austrian Space Forum. It was a really cool demonstration, and we learnt a lot about what they do at their volunteer-driven organization, along with some practical fun - driving little rovers and even trying to tie our shoes with space suit gloves! At the end, we all were able to pose for a photo with one of the astronauts - which makes for a super cool photo!

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