Posey's Moonshot


Overcoming Spacesuit Anxiety During Astronaut Training

Spacesuits are heavy, claustrophobic and hot -- an uncomfortable combination for many would-be astronauts. Here's how Brien came around to the idea of wearing one.

Astronaut Survival Training: When Things Go Wrong on Earth

The most perilous moments in a spaceflight can happen after the landing.

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Why Would-Be Astronauts Learn Aerobatics

Space is a very unforgiving environment, and it's critical to use the correct procedures when emergencies occur. That's a big part of why aerobatic flight is so important.

Zero Gravity Games: Things To Do in a Spacecraft When You're Weightless

Commercial space training isn't all about research. Sometimes -- especially when the gravity is out -- the crew gets to cut loose.

Spaceflight Training in the Middle of a Pandemic

Surprisingly, the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown has hardly slowed down the space training process for Brien. In fact, it has accelerated it.

What's It Like To Do IT Work in Space?

Between zero gravity and the cumbersome spacesuit, everyday IT tasks -- like connecting some power and data cables -- suddenly become a lot more complicated.

Astronaut Survival Training: Parachuting into the Ocean in a Spacesuit

For an astronaut in training, parachuting out of a disabled spacecraft ranks high on the list of skills you hopefully never have to use in real life.

Astronaut Survival Training: A Crash Course in Sea Survival

Lots of things can go wrong during a commercial spaceflight -- especially once your capsule leaves space. An unplanned ocean landing is just one of those worst-case scenarios.

What It's Like To Work on the Moon (Without Actually Going to the Moon)

Brien's lunar training often puts him in situations where gravity, as we Earthlings know it, doesn't exist.

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Your Top Space Training Questions Answered: Introducing Posey's Moonshot

Welcome to a new series dedicated to Brien's spaceflight endeavors. For his inaugural post, Brien answers some of your most common questions, from what exactly he's training for to what's the deal with that human-sized centrifuge.