Tuesday, August 05, 2008
This afternoon we went to a deep pool to do a SCUBA dive. We simulated an EVA as we were each divided in groups of four with certain roles and tasks. Our scenario was to fix a broken sensor on the Hubble Space Telescope. One person had very thick insulated gloves and had to unscrew certain segments with tooling. Another team member had to replace the sensor. One person was in charge in distributing the correct tools and making sure the tools stayed in the bag. I was in charge of making sure the procedures were carried out as required. We had a waterproof procedure sheet that we took with us and I was in change making sure our procedures were carried out as required and that the assigned person was performing the task. Our group communicated so well and did a great job at team work. We did an awesome job in communicating with hand signals since we couldn´t talk to each other. I was also inteviewed by a Spanish television station; BarcelonaTV. They interviewed me at the pool to talk about the ISU program, the dive, and about applying for the astronaut candidate program.