The 3 Pinoy astronaut hopefuls namely Evan Datuin, Ramil Santos and Chino Roque have started their intense training here in the Philippines before they fly to Orlado, Florida for the Axe’s international space training set in December.

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The training was started in Crossfit Manila in Makati City. The delegates worked the crossfit training that involves a lot of physical activities and uses more of the non-traditional gym equipment to challenge their endurance, strength and speed.

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Pinoy astronaut hopefuls also worked with Siltless Deep Sea Diving Center in Quezon City and used scuba diving to simulate weightlessness.

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These training will help the Axe Apollo team Philippines to prepare themselves for the challenges at the AXE Apollo Space Camp. AXE’s partners are letting delegates use their facilities and train with their coaches.

One of the three delegates will be selected to become first Filipino astronaut joining 22 others from across the globe on suborbital flights set to happen in 2014.

For more information about AXE Apollo, visit.facebook.com/axephilippines.

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