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    We Trained With NASA For A Day And It Was Intense

    I'm pretty sure I saw this in "Armageddon."

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    Meet Selorm and Branden. They’re both thrill-seekers and decided to do the ultimate and train like a NASA astronaut for a day.


    This all went down at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

    Watch their out-of-this-world experience!

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    They used the same training simulations astronauts use before traveling into space. How cool is that?


    First, they had to practice maneuvering in zero gravity.


    It's much harder than you think. Operating in microgravity means more effort goes into starting and stopping your body from moving.

    Then it was time to experience some of the gnarliest virtual reality you'll ever see!

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    This is where all the astronauts are trained before doing those badass "spacewalks."

    Selorm and Branden learned all about the Rescue System. It's one of the main things astronauts have to know.

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    If they're separated from the crew, there's a manual controller that powers a jet backpack they have on, which allows them to safely return to the station.

    Then it was time to simulate getting separated from the station. NOOOOO!!!!

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    This entailed LOTS of twists and turns. "Oh, I'm getting sick," Selorm admitted at least once.

    Both of them had to float towards something on the station to hold on to. It was kind of nervewracking tbh.

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    Next the duo had to fly a T-38 Talon Two-Seat Jet Trainer in a simulator.


    Astronauts use this jet to get familiar with the procedures of flying and things that are procedurally similar to when they fly in space.

    They nailed it and even got to do some fancy Aerobatics!

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    Both Selorm and Branden did an AMAZING job and could totally have a second career in NASA.


    They both have a totally newfound respect for astronauts and their dedication. Particularly all the intensive training they undergo to be able to go out into space.

    Kudos, guys!!!

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