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).
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 spend 12 days living 63 feet below the Atlantic Ocean's surface on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aquarius Reef Base undersea research habitat off the coast of Key Largo, Fla. NASA astronaut and former space shuttle crew member Dottie M. Metcalf-Lindenburger will lead the crew. She will be joined by fellow astronauts Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency and Cornell University professor Steven Squyres, who was also a NEEMO 15 crew member. The NEEMO mission is sponsored by NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems Program. For more information about NEEMO and the crew and links to follow the mission on Facebook and Twitter, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/neemo