NASA Kills NEEMO and Now It Won't Promote Its Successor SEA TEST

Astronaut training resumes at undersea lab in the Florida Keys with 5-day mission, AP

"Starting Tuesday, five astronauts will spend five days living and working at the Aquarius Reef Base. While they're underwater, they'll be trying out an exercise device that could be used on the International Space Station and spacewalking tools."

Keith's note: NASA Astronauts living underwater - sound familiar? NASA's NEEMO used to do this. Not any more. NASA killed NEEMO. Now they have a stealthy low-key version they call "Space Environment Analog for Testing EVA Systems and Training (SEA TEST)". There is no mention of this activity at NASA HQ. JSC has a page up but no press release was ever issued. No mention of "NEEMO" is made - not even in photos that are shown from earlier NEEMO missions. Why is NASA being so shy about this activity? Is NASA embarrassed to admit that it killed NEEMO? Among the current visitors of the Aquarius Facility is legendary aquanaut Sylvia Earle. You'd think that some one at NASA would be paying attention. Think again.

- Aquarius Reef Base, main website
- Live streaming video

Even though NASA PAO is ignoring these activities you can follow tweets at @ReefBase, @Astro_Soichi, @AstroAcaba, @Astro_Andreas, @Asto_Kate7, and @Thom_astro

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