Another installment in a series about how VCOM is used for aerospace communications applications.
NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, July 2015)
NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations project) sends groups of astronauts, engineers and scientists to live in Aquarius, the world’s only undersea research station, for up to three weeks at a time. Aquarius is operated by Florida International University (FIU) and located 3.5 miles off Key Largo in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary where it is deployed next to deep coral reefs 62 feet below the surface. During NEEMO missions the aquanauts are able to simulate living on a spacecraft and test spacewalk techniques for future space missions.
The July 2015 mission will test time delays in communications using VCOM to simulate delays due to the distance of potential mission destinations.
A NEEMO 14 aquanaut practices shoveling underwater, just as an astronaut would shovel to collect soil samples on another planet; Photo credit: NASA; Source: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/533951main_neemo-shoveling-hires.jpg
NEEMO 16 aquanauts Kimiya Yui and Tim Peake pose with their support diver and astronaut Mike Gernhardt in the DeepWorker single-person submarine; Photo credit: NASA; Source: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/15-138.jpg
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