Filipino astronaut aspirant Chino Roque breezes through Space Camp assault course

Chino Roque of AXE Apollo Team Philippines breezes through a zipline while taking part in the AXE Apollo Space Academy Space Camp assault course at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida.

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The obstacle course, which tests the astronaut aspirants’ physical attributes they will need to cope with a zero gravity environment, is part of an intense  AXE Space Academy training program that 107 men and women from 60 different countries are embarking on in a bid to achieve their ultimate dream of becoming one of only 23 astronauts who will travel to space onboard a Space Expedition Corporation shuttle. Read more about Filipino astronaut aspirant Chino Roque breezes through Space Camp assault course

AXE Apollo Team Philippines arrives in Space Camp in Florida, USA

The AXE Apollo Team Philippines arrived at the AXE Apollo Space Academy (AASA) Space Camp inside the famed Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida, USA for a five-day astronaut training.

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Evan Ray Datuin, Chino Roque and Ramil Santos joined more than 104 other astronaut-hopefuls from 60 different countries for a briefing at the Rocket Garden that had Mercury-Redstone, Atlas and Titan rockets as spectacular backdrops. Read more about AXE Apollo Team Philippines arrives in Space Camp in Florida, USA

Philippine team flies to Space Camp in Florida, USA

The three-man team of Evan Ray Datuin, Chino Roque, and Ramil Santos flew to Orlando, Florida in the United States to undergo a five-day rigorous training at the AXE Apollo Space Academy Space Camp at the Kennedy Space Center. The trio will train like astronauts and compete for the ultimate prize – a trip to space, and the opportunity to become the first Filipino astronaut.

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Through months of mental and physical preparation, the AXE Apollo Team Philippines members are primed and more than ready to face three daunting tasks courtesy of LYNX Space Academy® training missions that await them at the Kennedy Space Center.

First, they will have to deal with zero gravity via an epic flight that will simulate the feeling of complete weightlessness. Second, they will embark on high-speed aerobatic maneuvers onboard a SIAI Marchetti SF260 to test their iron will and bravery in the face of death-defying aerial wizardry. Lastly, they will experience the ruthless ravages of G Force through the G Force Simulator, a machine that knows no mercy or remorse. Read more about Philippine team flies to Space Camp in Florida, USA

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