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Mission to... the woods? Astronauts practice survival after a 'crash landing'

(From left) Maxim Suraev, Alexander Gerst and Gregory Wiseman try to keep warm.
(From left) Maxim Suraev, Alexander Gerst and Gregory Wiseman try to keep warm.Sergei Remezov / Reuters

A group of astronauts set out on a camping trip in a snowbound forest outside Moscow on Wednesday, as they took part in a training exercise to practice survival techniques in case of a crash landing. 

The team of three — an American, a Russian and a German — are preparing for a mission to the International Space Station in May 2014.

-- Reuters, European Pressphoto Agency 

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