Is there training for this type of content in NASA or elsewhere?
There are analogues and modules of the space station to prepare you for how to handle things. You go and see how you will do the so-called ordinary things you will do in space. When it comes to figuring out how you will do these things in space, you will take a parabolic flight, where you experience weightlessness for 25 seconds at a time.
But we have never really done other things through weightlessness training, such as cleaning our teeth. So you really have to figure this out and connect your zero-gravity training to actual space work and life. And I think most people completed this transition very quickly. People will have to figure out these things. I think once you visualize the environment you are going to enter and do some zero-gravity training, then you can do thinking exercises about how to do this in microgravity. And I think these people really understand it quickly, because you have already done it through visualization.
One of the reasons we are talking about this is Tide just announced a new partnership with NASA Develop and test detergents that can be used to clean items in water-scarce environments. Astronauts may finally be able to wash clothes in space. This may seem like a small matter, but why is it important for astronauts and future space travel?
We throw away clothes in space because we don’t wash them. When we finally have to perform future missions to the moon or Mars, or one day when we are farther away, we will not be able to throw away anything. We will have to reuse everything. I think this is essential for exploration. Washing clothes looks ordinary, but this is life. This is a must for future exploration. Or we will not have enough clothes to exercise, exercise and complete our work.
There are plenty of new opportunities for civilians to enter space. How do you expect astronaut training will continue to evolve and change to accommodate these types of people? What can new technologies such as VR do?
A company called Star Harbor Space Academy hopes to have a natural buoyancy laboratory for training space personnel, as well as aircraft, robots and even VR in zero gravity flight. I mean, if you have a VR suit that gives you touch, smell, temperature-all the senses that you have to be stimulated by the spatial experience you perceive? Just like you are walking in space, wearing this dress to go out, you open the door, you will feel the sun there. That’s 250 degrees Fahrenheit, right? This immersive experience-this will be a great tool to help people train.
Do you have any important suggestions for civilians who will perform these tasks?
Take care of yourself before group care: Before trying to help others, you must first take care of your own things. Because what is going to happen is that you have to work the robotic arm when someone ends, or a task like this. But now you suddenly worry about “Hey, did I put the shirt back here? Did I get the right things I need? Did I do all of my things?” So please take care of your personal space, equipment, and Hygiene and all these things. Then, if you can help someone, do it.
Another thing is visualization. I’ll close my eyes and say, “Well, I’m going from the space shuttle through the hatch to the space station. I’m rotating 180 degrees…” It’s just like what we do when we play football: we’re going to finish the whole paper Practice, including running the route, catching the ball, and scoring touchdowns. You can do the same thing in space, such as operating a robotic arm: “I am moving the panning hand controller out, and the payload is moving the way I am moving…” I think this is what I think is a civilian Coming up soon, you should start doing it.