The question "Could an Apollo astronaut stand up if they fell on the moon?" describes several incidents of Apollo astronauts falling over while on the moon, and their attempts to get back up.

Did the astronauts practice for this contingency in advance, and what did such training entail?

Edit: The question is specific to getting up in an EVA spacesuit.

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    $\begingroup$ during parabolic flights, IIRC $\endgroup$
    – user20636
    Nov 2, 2018 at 19:51
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    $\begingroup$ A lot of lunar EVA training was performed on KC-135 flying reduced gravity parabolic flights e.g. images.nasa.gov/details-S72-50269.html - I can't remember where I got the notion getting up was part of that training, but even if it wasn't planned, it probably happened inadvertently $\endgroup$
    – user20636
    Nov 2, 2018 at 21:03
  • $\begingroup$ It might be worth looking into the underwater training that was done by some of the astronauts. Some Apollo training pictures published by Wired magazine. $\endgroup$
    – Fred
    Nov 3, 2018 at 13:27


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