June 28, 2011
Astronaut Pamela A. Melroy, pilot, is lowered into a deep pool (out of frame, bottom) as she simulates a parachute drop from a troubled craft into an ocean or other large body of water. Later, Melroy and her crew mates individually deployed life rafts in the NBL's pool and simulated signaling for rescue. This training exercise took place in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), part of the Sonny Carter Training Facility near the Johnson Space Center (JSC).
Topics: Human spaceflight, Space exploration, United States, S99, Neutral buoyancy, Pamela Melroy, Sonny Carter Training Facility, Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, Pamela, Sonny Carter, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Astronaut