SPOKANE, Wash. – Air Force pilots who completed a water survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base joined three outstanding NASA astronauts on Thursday.
The exercise was designed for pilots who would survive water if they ever had to get off a flight. A total of 33 apprentices participated in the simulation marking NASA's third trip to Fairchild.
The base pool is built specifically for water survival training and gives the athlete a real-life insight into a nightmare situation ̵
Victor Glover, Commander of the Astronaut and Navy, while the astronauts go by the same training as the pilots of the Air Force next to them, they are subjected to various tests.
"Now you will have the effects of being in space for a few weeks or six months," Glover said. "It's going to worsen your abilities and it's almost as if you're in a first aid situation like what they teach you here."
Glover said he completed the necessary training to get a call on his first. always mission. Now he's concentrating on keeping his skills sharp so he can be ready when the time is right.