NASA Prepares for Future Space Exploration with International Undersea Crew

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NEEMO 16 aquanauts Kimiya Yui and Tim Peake poise with their support diver and wanderer Mike Gernhardt in a DeepWorker single-person submarine. Credits: NASA

NEEMO 16 aquanauts Kimiya Yui and Tim Peake poise with their support diver and wanderer Mike Gernhardt in a DeepWorker single-person submarine.
Credits: NASA

NASA will send an general organisation to a bottom of a Atlantic Ocean this summer to ready for destiny low space missions during a 14-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 20 speed slated to start Jul 20.

NEEMO 20 will concentration on evaluating collection and techniques being tested for destiny spacewalks on a accumulation of surfaces and sobriety levels trimming from asteroids to a moons of Mars and a Martian surface.

“The NEEMO group is quite vehement about this goal as it is a outrageous miracle to have achieved 20 missions during Aquarius over a past 15 years,” NEEMO Project Lead Bill Todd said. “Living and operative in a rarely operational, removed and impassioned sourroundings of a nautical area has supposing poignant scholarship and engineering for a advantage of tellurian spaceflight. It has also clearly proven to be as tighten to spaceflight as is probable here on Earth.”

The goal will exam time delays in communications due to a stretch of intensity goal destinations. The organisation also will consider hardware sponsored by a European Space Agency (ESA) that allows organisation members to review a subsequent step in a procession but holding their hands or eyes divided from a charge regulating a tablet, a smartphone and a head-mounted interface.

ESA wanderer Luca Parmitano will authority a NEEMO 20 goal aboard a Aquarius laboratory. Parmitano flew in space during Expeditions 36 and 37 aboard a International Space Station in 2013, where he spent 166 days vital and operative in a impassioned sourroundings of microgravity. He conducted dual spacewalks on his initial spaceflight.

Parmitano will be assimilated by NASA wanderer Serena Aunon, NASA EVA Management Office operative David Coan and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency wanderer Norishige Kanai.

The NEEMO organisation and dual veteran medium technicians will live 62 feet (19 meters) next a aspect of a Atlantic Ocean in Florida International University’s Aquarius Reef Base undersea investigate medium 6.2 miles (5.4 nautical miles) off a seashore of Key Largo, Florida.

Source: NASA