NOAA’s Aquarius, the world’s only permanent underwater laboratory, will host a new team of “aquanauts” in support of NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operations mission. This is the 14th such mission since 2001. The May 10-23 mission will be the first of the 2010 season, and will involve aquanauts testing exploration concepts and conducting life sciences experiments focused on human behavior, performance and physiology. All of this will occur in a low gravity underwater environment that closely resembles space.
2010 Field Season begins at NOAA’s Aquarius