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16th Expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO)

1 Jun 2012, 15:48 UTC
16th Expedition of  NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO)
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An international team of aquanauts will travel again to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to simulate a visit to an asteroid in the 16th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO). This year's NEEMO mission will begin June 11. It will build on lessons learned from 2011's NEEMO 15 mission and test innovative solutions to engineering challenges allowing astronauts to eventually explore asteroids. Join us in June for these live interactive webcasts with NEEMO team members Interview with Dr. Stan Love, Tuesday June 12th from 1:30-2:00pm ET Interview with JAXA astronaut Kimiya You, Saturday June 16th, 3:35-4:05pm ET Interview with former aquanaut and Mars rovers Principal Investigator Dr Steve Squyres, Sunday, June 17th, 3:10-3:40pm ET Interview with the entire NEEMO 16 crew in the Aquarius underwater laboratory, Thursday, June 21st, 10:55-11:35am ET No registration is required and the webcast is free. To join the webcast, visit http://webcast.challenger.org. Adobe Flash Player is required to participate and view the webcast. A new web environment will open on your computer with a chat interface to ask questions. The NEEMO 16 expedition will focus on three areas: communication delays, restraint and translation techniques, and optimum crew size. The crew of four will ...

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