A multinational crew of four is scheduled to evaluate a range of asteroid exploration strategies following a June 11 descent to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Aquarius Reef Base undersea habitat off Key Largo, Fla., for a 12-day stay. The agenda for the 16th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (Neemo) excursion includes simulated communications delays associated with deep-space travel; evaluations of spacewalk tools, surface translation and scientific ...


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