SpaceX Crew-3号宇航员的水上生存训练

The SpaceX Crew-3 team, consisting of NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Kayla Barron, and Tom Marshburn, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, and support personnel participate in water survival training at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in this image from April 2021. The mission is slated to launch in late 2021.

When Barron, Chari, Marshburn, and Maurer arrive at the orbiting laboratory, they will become expedition crew members for the duration of their six-month science mission. The crew will have a slight overlap with the Crew-2 astronauts, who arrived April 24. This will mark the second time commercial crew missions have overlapped on the station. The Crew-1 astronauts, who ended their mission with a splashdown off the coast of Panama City, Florida, on Sunday, May 2, were aboard the station with the Crew-2 astronauts for a seven-day direct crew handover. Increasing the total number of astronauts aboard the station enables the agency to boost the number of science investigations conducted in the unique microgravity environment.

Image Credit: NASA

这张照片摄于2021年4月,由NASA宇航员拉贾·查里(Raja Chari)、凯拉·巴伦(Kayla Barron)和汤姆·马什伯恩(Tom Marshburn)本组成的SpaceX Crew-3号宇航员和欧洲航天局宇航员马蒂亚斯·毛雷尔(Matthias Maurer)以及支持人员在NASA约翰逊航天中心的中性浮力实验室参加水生存训练。该任务计划于2021年底发射。