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How to Train for Long-Duration Spaceflight, with Chris Hadfield

10 Dec 2012, 20:53 UTC
How to Train for Long-Duration Spaceflight, with Chris Hadfield
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On December 19, 2012, a trio of Expedition 34 crewmembers are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and head towards their home in space for six months, the International Space Station. Among the crew is Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who for over two years has been training for this flight. During that time, Hadfield has been sharing his training experiences through Twitter and Facebook, letting the public get an inside look at what it takes to prepare for a long-duration spaceflight. Some of this training – much of it, in fact – is not pretty or glamorous or easy. But it will get you to one of the most unique destinations that humans have ever gone.With Hadfield’s help, we’re going to share some of his training experiences and insights from the past two years as we wait for his launch in ten days. Hadfield is now in quarantine in Kazakhstan, making final preparations for his flight with crewmates Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko. (...)Read the rest of How to Train for Long-Duration Spaceflight, with Chris Hadfield (767 words)© nancy for Universe Today, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Chris Hadfield, International Space Station (ISS), ...

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