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NASA Aquanauts Prepare for Future Space Exploration

NASA Astronauts training in the NBL environment.

Astronauts in training at the NBL.

NASA Aquanauts prepare for future space exploration

Be a world class diver. A CDA Diver. NEEMO 16 aquanauts Kimiya Yui and Tim Peake pose with their support diver and astronaut Mike Gernhardt in the DeepWorker single-person submarine.
Credits: NASA

NASA will send an international crew to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean this summer to prepare for future deep space missions during the 14-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 20 expedition slated to begin July 20.

NEEMO 20 will focus on evaluating tools and techniques being tested for future spacewalks on a variety of surfaces and gravity levels ranging from asteroids to the moons of Mars and the Martian surface.

The NEEMO crew and two professional habitat technicians will live 62 feet (19 meters) below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in Florida International University’s Aquarius Reef Base undersea research habitat 6.2 miles (5.4 nautical miles) off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.

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posted 07/24/2015 in Commercial Diving, The Lighter Side

Tags: Commercial diving, NASA, NEEMO, aquanauts


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