June 28, 2011
Astronaut Koichi Wakata, STS-92 mission specialist representing Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA), is lowered into a deep pool as he simulates a parachute drop from a troubled craft into an ocean or other large body of water. Later, Wakata and his 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). A number of SCUBA-equipped support divers assisted in the training session.
Topics: Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, Koichi Wakata, Space exploration, S99, Koichi, Neutral buoyancy, Sonny Carter Training Facility, Sonny Carter, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Space, United States