Unread 09-25-2006, 09:19 PM
NOAA Reporter NOAA Reporter is offline
Full Time News updater!
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,070
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.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

copyright 2013 BoatLoco