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Skype with NEEMO 20 Aquanauts today at the History of Diving Museum

Discussion in 'History of Diving Museum' started by Lisa Mongy, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Lisa Mongy

    Lisa Mongy Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sunny South Florida
    Monday’s NEEMO 20 splashdown was a success, the mission is underway. This afternoon, July 24th the History of Diving Museum and FIU Aquarius Reef Base, would like to give the local community an opportunity to see first-hand what the aquanauts are up to via a public Skype session. Join us at 3:30 pm to hear more from FIU's Aileen Soto, Skype session with Aquanaut Serena begins at 4:00 pm.

    The History of Diving Museum tells the international story of man's attempts to explore, understand and venture under the sea. Learn about the similarities between aquanauts and astronauts. During the mission team members will evaluate tools and techniques that will be used for future spacewalks on a variety of surface and gravity levels ranging from asteroids to the moons of Mars and the Martian surface.

    According to NEEMO Project Lead Bill Todd. “Living and working in the highly operational, isolated and extreme environment of the aquatic realm has provided significant science and engineering for the benefit of human spaceflight. It has also clearly proven to be as close to spaceflight as is possible here on Earth.”

    The mission will include testing time delays in communications due to the distance of potential mission destinations. The crew also will assess hardware sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) that allows crew members to read the next step in a procedure without taking their hands or eyes away from the task using a tablet, a smartphone and a head-mounted interface.

    After getting mission updates from the Aquanauts, the audience will be allowed to ask questions about life underwater. Aileen Soto from FUI Aquarius Reef Base will also be on hand to facilitate the exchange.

    For more information about NEEMO, the crews and links to follow the mission on Facebook and Twitter, visit: www.nasa.gov/neemo. For more information about the FIU Medina Aquarius Program, including lesson plans, visit: www.aquarius.fiu.edu.

    The Museum is located at 82990 Overseas Highway – MM 83. Open daily 10am – 5pm. For more information call: 305-664-9737 or visit www.DivingMuseum.org. Stay connected by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

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