Nasa astronauts training underwater for mars mission
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Nasa astronauts training underwater in the Atlantic Ocean for 16 days to prepare for future deep space mission and journey to mars.
They have been sent underwater because the bottom of the ocean and the surface of the Red Planet have something in common relating to the environment.
An international crew will explore tools and techniques being tested for future space exploration by living in simulated spacecraft conditions and conducting simulated spacewalks outside of their undersea habitat, Aquarius, the US space agency said in a statement on Friday.
The Aquarius reef is based 62 feets below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
"NEEMO 21 astronauts and crew will pioneer complex tasks on the seafloor utilizing the most advanced underwater navigation and science tools which are methodically choreographed to mimic a Mars exploration traverse," said NEEMO Project Lead Bill Todd.
There will be many test and experiments conducted while they have this journey, they will also collect a sample of marine biology and geology studies.
They will also test on how the communication delay will effect when they are on the actual mission to Mars.
Equipment testing will also be a part to see how long does equipment works or fails while communicating.