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-- let's move along now so Heidi prepare for the final spacewalk of the US shuttle era to NASA astronauts stepping out of the International Space Station today.
To grab a broken pump that'll be loaded on Atlantis and brought back -- -- -- night is considered.
A very delicate -- that takes intense training by NASA.
At a high tech virtual Reality -- Chris gates here as live president Johnson Space Center and.
Infant with an exclusive look at just how they do -- so they're not seeking the fab shop class I press.
Today definitely -- Heather and it's amazing what our astronauts are able to do you're looking at these live pictures here 480 miles above the earth at the International Space Station.
But here at the Johnson Space Center did you know this is home to the world's largest indoor swimming pool.
The neutral buoyancy lab is 200 -- 202 feet long forty feet -- And hold six point two million gallons of water it is massive.
And that's just one tool or astronauts -- to train for the space -- that you're seeing right here in fact the other part is the virtual Reality Lab that you're mentioning Heather.
Take a -- It looks and feels like you're playing a video game high tech classes and special gloves transmit what I see.
To a video monitor where instructors watch my every move I -- -- having a government that chip on this day veteran space walker Mike Massa -- helps show me the ropes -- villager spacecraft I do -- -- a -- at a very.
Shuttle crews practiced their space walks and this virtual Reality Lab using a 3-D image of the International Space Station.
This is really -- -- -- the gives us an idea what it's gonna look like.
How we're gonna communicate to each other you really can't practice really get the space got to be ready for the ball game when you get there.
So this allows us to practice in an environment that is similar at least visually.
To what we'll -- astronauts also practice handling heavy loads in this facility.
Here a system of police helped me lift what would feel like a 14100.
Pound piece of equipment.
That's part of an empowered -- out of -- you like you know like Hercules -- based Hercules.
Hercules I am not I assure you but I I assure you that our astronauts are in great shape you know it took a 159.
Spacewalks to build the International Space Station.
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Right Chris thank you so much -- fun place to -- well you can.
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