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Default NOAA Researcher Joins with Astronauts to Test Moon Exploration Concepts on the Seafloor

Under the ocean a NOAA researcher was moon walking. That's right. Aquanauts the astronauts of the sea used NOAA's undersea lab, Aquarius, to test spacesuits and equipment that would be used for exploring the moon and Mars. Conditions under the ocean pose similar challenges that astronauts face while in space, such as lack of oxygen, weightlessness, remoteness, extreme pressure differentials and cramped quarters. Many techniques, technologies and skills necessary to work underwater can be adapted for lunar research, and vice versa.

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