Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Simulated EVA...underwater



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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where can we see the interview at?

Are your classes in Spanish or English?

Damaris B. Sarria said...

I'm going to keep checking back on the Barcelona TV for the interview. Or maybe they will give a copy of the interview to one of the directors. The interview was in Spanish and our classes are in English.

Tahir said...

Barcelona Public Television will play the documentary/set around 2 PM EST tomorrow on Cable station (Channel unknown at this point). After this it will be available Video on Demand at http://www.tv3.cat and search for "space university" or something of the sort.

As for a copy of the set, negative on that front as far as I know.

Hope that helps!

- T.M.

sidd said...

wow..look whose started astronaut training already!! :P..superb...