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Xploration Station Announces Launch of Fourth-Annual #StudentAstronaut Competition

Posted on: July 12th, 2018 in: National NASA

Xploration Station is looking for the next #StudentAstronaut! One incredible student will join Xploration Outer Space host, Emily Calandrelli, on an all-expenses-paid trip to Russia to train like a cosmonaut and be featured in a Season 5 episode this winter. The winner and Emily Calandrelli will spend a day at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center located in Star City, Russia and participate in the following activities:

  1. Ride in a human centrifuge to experience launch and descent level G-forces;
  2. Taste testing different types of astronaut food;
  3. Learn the proper way to put on a space suit; and
  4. Beginner-level flight training in a Soyuz spacecraft simulator.

Travel and filming for this episode is tentatively scheduled during September 28th, 2018 – October 5th, 2018. To apply the winner MUST be available to travel and film in Russia during that time. The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.