June 1, 2011
Partially attired in a training version of an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), astronaut Michael L. Gernhardt gets help with final donning chores from Don Smith (left) and Gary Courtney of ILC-Dover. Gernhardt, along with astronaut James S. Voss (out of frame), was about to be submerged and made neutrally buoyant in a 25-feet deep pool at the Johnson Space Centers (JSC) Weightless Environment Training Facility (WET-F). The two scheduled space walkers will be joined later this year by three other NASA astronauts for a mission aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Topics: Michael L. Gernhardt, Extravehicular Mobility Unit, Human spaceflight, James S. Voss, Extra-vehicular activity, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center