5 Ways Astronaut Training Taught Us to Be Pathfinder in Mass Effect Andromeda

Published 9 months ago by Jane Douglas

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After astronaut training from the European Space Agency and Mass Effect Andromeda, I am super ready to be the Pathfinder and/or an actual astronaut. Call me, ESA and/or the Andromeda Initiative!

In Mass Effect Andromeda, the Pathfinder is humanity's representative in the Andromeda galaxy, where he or she must lead an expedition to find a new home for the human race. Being a good Pathfinder appears to require many of the same skills as being an astronaut, as we find in the video above.

In it, see me attempt a simulated spacewalk on a dive in the swimming pool at the European Astronaut Centre's Neutral Buoyancy Facility, a simulated docking in the Soyuz module training model, and physical challenges on the German Space Agency's spinning chair and vertical treadmill. Actual, genuinely qualified astronauts Luca Parmitano and Matthias Maurer also feature.

Mass Effect Andromeda comes out on release date 21 March 21 2017 (US) and 23 March (Europe).

Previously on Outside Xbox: Pathfinder Jane Reporting for Space Duty

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Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.

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