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Astronauts must be prepared for any and all challenges they face in orbit – this preparation starts on Earth. From survival training to spacewalk training, learning to work as a team and getting to grips with research requirements, astronauts travel all around the world to ensure successful missions in space.


Preparing for the unknown

How do you prepare for the things you don’t know? That’s right – it’s tricky. And it’s one of the fundamental problems of spaceflight. Learn more with Alexander Gerst and his Antarctic ANSMET mission.

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