ENGLAND: The ISS Astronaut Pool makes it possible for training in waterto simulate on Earth a state of weightlessness similar to that of space. It contains the equivalent of 17 Olympic swimming pools and will be used to test industrial equipment or for the training of astronauts and top divers.
The swimming pool is therefore a necessary passage for astronauts like Andreas Mogensen or Luca Parmitano destined to stay in the ISS. Dive with them, at least on video, to experience these somewhat unreal moments in the largest swimming pool in the world.
50 meters long, 40 meters wide and 50 meters deep: the Blue Abyss swimming pool, which will be installed in the Aerohub corporate area at Cornwall Newquayn Airport in South West England, will be the swimming pool interior the biggest and the deepest ever built. In total, it will contain 42,000 cubic meters of water, 17 times more than an Olympic swimming pool or the equivalent of 210 million cups of tea!