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In Photos: Astronauts from China and Europe Take Sea Survival Challenge


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As the team is lifted onto a ship during the Aug. 18, 2017 training, ESA's Matthias Maurer is in good spirits.

The Capsule

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During the sea survival training, the Shenzhou capsule mock-up is raised back onto the ship by a crain. The two ESA astronauts joined 16 Chinese astronauts for the nine day event.

Prepping for Training

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On Aug. 15, 2017, ESA's Cristoforetti prepares for sea survival training atop the Shenzhou capsule mock-up.

New Skills

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ESA's Maurer and his Chinese counterparts pose for photos during a nine day sea survival training off the coastal city of Yantai, China.

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