A spacewalk is one of the pinnacles of human spaceflight. Even for professional astronauts, the opportunity to leave the space station and float above the Earth is a rare and exhilarating experience. It is best described by Canadian Astronaut, Chris Hadfield; “Nothing compares to being alone in the Universe; to that moment of opening the hatch and pulling yourself outside into the Universe. It is like coming around a corner and seeing the most magnificent sunset of your life, from one horizon to the other where it looks like the whole sky is on fire and there are all those colours, and the sun’s rays look like some great painting up over your head. You just want to open your eyes wide and try to look around at the image, and just try and soak it up. It’s like that all the time."
WEIGHTLESS IN OPEN SPACE
Photo courtesy of NASA.
Photo courtesy of NASA.
Photo courtesy of Space Adventures.
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If you choose to fly to space on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, you have the opportunity to extend your stay on the ISS and conduct a spacewalk, accompanied by a professional cosmonaut. The training for this experience is conducted at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Moscow – as the majority of your training for your spaceflight. The training involves familiarisation with the operation of the Orlan spacesuit and how the spacewalk is conducted. The best place to simulate the environment of open space is underwater, so a lot of your training will be completed in Star City’s neutral buoyancy facility, where a full-scale mock-up of the ISS modules is submerged, and you will learn every step of the process needed to successfully prepare for, exit and re-enter the space station in your Orlan space suit. Your stay in space will be extended by approximately six days to allow time for you and your crew mates to the prepare for and perform your spacewalk.
This experience is subject to fitness and health requirements. For more information, please contact us on the details provided below.
Neue Experience would be delighted to discuss the details of this experience at a time of your convenience. To do so please contact Mr Brett Phillips, Founder, on +61 3 9687 4899 (Australia) or email email@example.com to arrange a meeting.
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