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Train To Be an Astronaut with the ESA’s Actual Training Materials

by Shane McGlaun
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A while back, NASA opened up its astronaut program to normal people that didn’t have a military background. Naturally, a bunch of geeks that always wanted to be astronauts applied even though they’ll never get the call. Obviously, you’ll get the call eventually, so I’m not talking to you. What you need to do is go ahead and start your astronaut training already.

The ESA has put some of its actual astronaut training materials online and in the iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone users. There are two lessons available that astronauts actually use the keep trained on what to do when the Automated Transfer Vehicle or ATV is docking. One of the training lessons is a list of possible docking issues and wants due to troubleshoot them. The second lesson is the steps you need to go through to be able to open the hatch to the ATV once docked.

Considering that the vehicle is automated, you might be wondering why astronauts need to be present. The answer to that is obvious, you never know when HAL will go crazy and try to destroy the ISS. Astronauts have to be on hand and ready to respond if needed.



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