The crews of the ISS began to "Water Survival"
June 27, 2016
Staff and contingent on the ISS expedition crews and instructors Cosmonaut Training Center started training for action after a spaceship landing on the water surface - the so-called "water survival." Trainings are held on the basis of the 179th Emergency Center (Noginsk, Moscow region). Preparation for the training and conduct of test and provide training team, which was composed of trainers, doctors, psychologists, divers, interpreters and other specialists Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, as well as representatives of NASA, ESA and JAXA. Before passing the stage of practical training crews attended theoretical disciplines of the course.
Monday training on "Water Survival" held two full-time crew: ISS-53/54 ( Alexander Skvortsov and Ivan Wagner , Roscosmos, Scott Tingle , NASA) and the ISS-54/55 ( Sergey Ryazan , Roscosmos, Randolph Breznik , NASA; Norishige Kanai , JAXA).
The crew of the ISS-53/54 now fulfilled the task of so-called "dry" training. In her script, cosmonauts and astronauts carried out on land "dress rehearsal" evacuation of the lander. The aim of the "dry" training is the psychological training of the crew to act in emergency situations after landing on water surface and development of skills of operator activity in the descent module. In addition, the "survival" of the participants gain experience of interaction with the search and rescue services (MSS). According to the sequence diagram, cosmonauts and astronauts work out the steps to remove the suit "Sokol KV-2", dressing inside lander in Flight Suits (PP-14), thermal protection suits (TCC-14) and the diving suit "Forel".
During the "long" training, which will Skvortsov A., J. Wagner and C. Tingley tomorrow, the lander will be in the water.
Evacuation during the "long" and "short" training
Sergey Ryazan, Randolph Breznik and Norishige Kanai went "dry" training session on Friday, the first day of "survival", and today the ISS-54/55 has successfully coped with the "long" training. Tomorrow they will have to work out the "short" training. In her condition, after ditching the crew discovers a leak in the descent module, through which the water flows fast. With little time to reserve CA flooding, cosmonauts and astronauts must:
- Take the blocks portable emergency (NAE) and leave the SA;
- To collect water in a group;
- To work out actions for evacuation and interaction with the search and rescue service.
The purpose of the "short" training - urgently, within 8 - 9 minutes in spacesuits "Sokol KV-2" to leave the lander.
Source: Press Service of the CPC, the CPC photo