As seen on @CBSThisMorning, which is posting some of our images this week: Four #astronauts are living 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean for nine days this summer. The crew members of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 18 project, which began Monday, July 21, will test technologies and training techniques for use aboard the International Space Station and long-duration #exploration missions. Mission objectives focus on behavioral health and performance, human health issues, and habitability.
Seen here is Jeanette Epps diving during a simulated spacewalk using the core drill. A drill like this could be used on other planetary surfaces to collect core samples.
#NEEMO is helping test techniques that pave the #PathToMars as part of #NASA’s #NextGiantLeap — sending astronauts to the Red Planet.
Image Credit: NASA