How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

• How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

In December of this year, European Space Agency astronaut Timothy Peak travel to the International Space Station. We offer you a photo essay that tells how you prepare astronauts for space flight.

Astronauts Tim Kopra and Tim Peak in the EMU spacesuits simulator, designed for spacewalks, before diving into the water at the Laboratory of neutral buoyancy near Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center NASA.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

ESA astronaut Samantha Samantha Cristoforetti, Tom Sand, Andreas Mogensen and Timothy Peak during a parabolic flight (simulated weightlessness) aboard the A300 ZERO-G.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Japanese astronaut Norisige channel (left) and European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peak Sand and Tom explore the cave in 2011.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Tim Peak held a training course to obtain a certificate rescue diver PADI Rescue Diver Training Center of the European Space Agency astronauts in Cologne, Germany. The better astronaut diving skills, the easier it is given spacewalks.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Tim Peak inspects Russian spacesuit "Orlan" in the Cosmonaut Training Center. Yuri Gagarin. Spacesuit "Orlan" allows astronauts to work outside the International Space Station, for example, to install new equipment, provide maintenance or repair up to seven hours continuously.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Tim Rush puts on a spacesuit simulator the EMU, is designed to prepare astronauts to spacewalk in neutral buoyancy laboratory near Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center NASA.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Japanese astronaut Norisige channel (left) and European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peak working with a robotic arm operator of the Canadian Space Agency. This skill is useful to them in their future work on the International Space Station.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

astronaut training at the headquarters of the Canadian Space Agency.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Astronaut Tim Peak in a spacesuit simulator EMU is preparing for the spacewalk in a pool of neutral buoyancy laboratory near Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center NASA.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Astronaut Tim Peak (left), Russian cosmonaut Sergei Sergei Zalyotin and astronaut Timothy Kopra (right) pass a survival lesson in winter conditions near Star City in Russia, January 23, 2014. Survival lessons - an important part of the training of astronauts, who will return to Earth in the descent capsule "Soyuz". There is always a possibility that the capsule will land in the distant cold region. All astronauts must be able to survive in the harsh climate in anticipation of the rescuers.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Astronauts Tim Kopra (right) and Tim Peak working on the simulator "Dome" in the Laboratory of avionics systems Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center NASA.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

The lessons of survival in the water near Star City in Russia in 2014. There is always a chance that a capsule spacecraft "Soyuz" will fall into the water.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Tim Peak are trained to ensure the maintenance in the open space at the Laboratory of neutral buoyancy near Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center NASA. Members of the crew helps the instructor Sandy Moore.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Tim Peak layout inside the spacecraft capsule "Union" in full size in the Cosmonaut Training Center. Yuri Gagarin, 2014.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

Tim Peak layout inside the spacecraft capsule "Union" in full size in the Cosmonaut Training Center. Yuri Gagarin.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS

The members of the 47th ISS crew Timothy Kopra, Tim Peak, Yuri Malenchenko, Jeff Williams, Alex and Oleg Skripochka Ovchinin trained behavior in an emergency situation.

How is the preparation astronaut Timothy Peake to fly to the ISS