The world's only underwater laboratory
Join us live from underwater, off the
coast of the Florida Keys, in a submersible deep-sea habitat called
the Aquarius. NASA is interested in finding out if this facility could
help us understand and prepare for long-term space travel.
Living underwater parallels living in space
in many ways. The time frame for missions involves long periods of time
away from normal environments and families. Communication with others
is not always immediate. In both environments one cannot readily come
home, nor ask for help whenever necessary.
To learn how living underwater parallels
living in space, astronauts will be training in the Aquarius habitat.
During their stay on Aquarius, the astronauts will answer your questions
live about their adventures in space and in the underwater habitat (and
how they compare), while you are viewing live footage of the astronauts
and the Aquarius at work.
NASA expert Bill Todd has already had
the opportunity to live and work aboard the Aquarius submersible
deep-sea habitat. To learn more about his adventures, read his
To learn more about the history of Aquarius,
and follow the missions and adventures of the world's only underwater
laboratory, check out: http://www.uncwil.edu/nurc/aquarius/.