On the Ocean Floor

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Nasa will join an international crew on the floor of the atlantic ocean this summer to prepare for future deep space missions innovation now nasa conducts analog missions or field tests in locations that have physical similarities to extreme extreme space environments the aquarius laboratory part of the florida international university's undersea research habitat and the only undersea research research station in the world sits sixty two feet below the ocean surface near key largo florida the interior of aquarius provides. It's a unique location for nasa to study behavioral effects of spaceflight such as isolation team dynamics fatigue and sleep patterns earns an international crew of astronauts and aqua dots will spend ten days in the habitat on one of nasr's extreme environment mission operations nations the nemo twenty three crew will focus on spacewalks learn to use augmented reality for training and evaluate tools for collecting acting core samples on the lunar surface. These astronauts will be preparing for future exploration to the moon and mars while under the sea for innovation now jennifer pauline innovation now is produced by the national institute of aerospace through collaboration with nasa.

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