S99-05726 (26 May 1999) --- Astronaut Janet L. Kavandi, mission specialist, is about to be lowered into a deep pool for an underwater training session. The training took place at the Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), part of the Sonny Carter Training Center. Kavandi has weights on the training version of her extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) which help to provide neutral buoyancy in the pool. Astronauts Kavandi and Gerhard P.J. Thiele were participating in a rehearsal of a contingency space walk for the STS-99 mission.
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