Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin, Pavel Vinogradov and NASA astronaut John Cassidy.

It’s been two days since they began another exercise in the Yu. A. Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center. The purpose of this exercise is to provide cosmonauts with necessary knowledge and skills to stay alive in case their capsule lands in a wrong place, somewhere in a woodland for example.

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

Hero of Russia Pavel Vinogradov has been in space twice.

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

In April, 2013 Alexander Missurkin is going to have his first flight into space.

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

John Cassidy has been in space once.

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

They started practicing these exercises in 1965 after two Russian cosmonauts made a landing in taiga and it took the rescue group three days to get to them.

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

According to their instructions, the cosmonauts have to pitch a tent, make a fire and mark their location with signal bullets.

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

With this machete, they can cut trees!

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

This food, water and medicines are exactly the same as the food, water and medicines cosmonauts have in their capsules.

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

Cosmonauts are supposed to be able to wait for the rescue group for two days at a temperature of -50C to +50C.

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

A short press conference in their tent.

Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods

Althouhg the exercise may seem to be easy, in fact it takes the crew a lot of efforts and nerves. By the end of the second day, they are weak both physically and emotionally. Given the adaptation after the weightlessness they experience before their landing, it is hard to imagine how difficult it must be for them to set up an emergency camp like this.

Location: The Moscow Region

via wotanson

3 thoughts on “Cosmonauts Learning How To Survive In The Woods”

  1. Yeah, I was going to say, most of these people can’t even walk after touching down, how are they going to expect them to cut down trees (with that little thing) and set up a camp! That’s insane.

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