An international crew of astronauts, a prominent U.S. planetary geologist and support personnel have assembled in South Florida for an Oct. 20 descent to an undersea habitat off Key Largo, where they plan to spend 13 days addressing a range of challenges facing a future human mission to an asteroid. The site of the 15th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (Neemo) project is Aquarius, an International Space Station-sized module owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

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