In this update from NEEMO 19, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen and ESA astronaut trainer Herve Stevenin explain the Heads-Up experiment they are performing in support of technology development and science onboard the International Space Station.
NEEMO – NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations – trains astronauts for life in space. Living and working in an underwater base is similar to being on a space station.
NEEMO’s underwater habitat off Florida acts as makeshift a space base for astronauts to make regular ‘waterwalks’ in full scuba gear. Both underwater missions plan sorties for the astronauts to simulate spacewalks.
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