NASA goes underwater to test spacewalk techniques

Testing tools and techniques unsersea for future spacewalks
Image credit: NASA
Date:3 August 2015 Tags:, ,

Our picture shows Astronaut Serena Aunon moving tools and equipment during the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 20 mission.

This mission is a 20-day trial during which an international crew tests and evaluates tools and techniques for future spacewalks on a variety of surfaces and gravity levels.

During this time the crew also assesses hardware sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA), which will allow crew members to read the steps of a procedure without their hands or eyes leaving the task.  This hardware includes a tablet, smartphone and head-mounted interface.

To read more about the NEEMO 20 mission, click here.

Image credit: NASA

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