September 8-14, 2014
The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, known as NEEMO, sends groups of astronauts, engineers, doctors and professional divers to live in Aquarius, an underwater habitat located about 19 metres below the surface, 5.6 km off Key Largo in the Florida Keys. The undersea environment is the closest analogue on Earth to a gravity-weak environment like that of asteroids, the moons of Mars or Mars itself, making it the best place to test relevant exploration concepts.
Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen joins the NEEMO 19 crew as Exploration Lead.
Jeremy will be sharing his experience from the ocean floor on Twitter. Follow @Astro_Jeremy!
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