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Video Short: Life of an Astronaut

In this video, veteran spacewalker Mike Massimino talks about the challenges of training to work in space.
Publish Date: Topic: Space + FlightSpace & FlightBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW
By Melissa Salpietra

In this video, veteran spacewalker Mike Massimino discusses the extreme rigor, both physical and mental, that's required of astronauts who are training for a spacewalk. Every aspect of every EVA, or Extra-Vehicular Activity, is painstakingly rehearsed, many in a giant pool called the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, which simulates weightlessness.

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