NASA Astronauts Visit the Ocean Floor Before Visiting Outer Space
For some astronauts on their way to International Space Station Alpha, an innovative program makes their transition to the edge of outer space a smooth one. It's called NEEMO, NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operation. NEEMO sends NASA's astronauts and support personnel on 7-10 day missions to the Aquarius underwater habitat, a scientific outpost on the ocean floor off the Florida Keys.
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