Being confident in water is an essential aspect of astronaut basic training, and throughout an astronaut’s career. This is owing to the number of hours spent preparing for spacewalks, also known as a Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), where water is the closest environment to simulating microgravity using neutral buoyancy. In addition, when learning to fly high speed aircraft, it’s important to learn water escape procedures in case of a water emergency landing. Finally, when returning from the International Space Station, depending on the spacecraft provider, it’s possible that a ‘splash down landing’ is performed. Splashdown is the method of landing a spacecraft capsule by parachute in a body of water, where the crew are then picked up via boat, however astronauts must prepare for the worst case scenario of water entering the capsule or having to swim in a spacesuit to safety.