An update from ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen on training day 5 of NEEMO 19. The crew get to try out the Shark Marine Mako diver delivery system, a sled that they will use transport themselves underwater.
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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