Topic: Artemis lunar EVA neutral buoyancy training
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 47780 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 02-02-2022 04:57 PM
NASA photo release
Divers at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA's Johnson Space Center simulated the low-light environment an astronaut might experience on NASA Artemis missions to the Moon's south pole, where the Sun will only peak a few degrees above the horizon.
Teams at the pool turned off the lights and used a powerful underwater lamp to create dark, long shadows and evaluated the different lighting configurations.
While this test used wet suits and SCUBA gear, later this year NASA plans to conduct the low-light test again using spacesuits.
Posts: 1044 From: Vancouver, WA, USA Registered: Feb 2012
posted 02-02-2022 05:29 PM
I wonder how the "sun angle" in these simulations compare to the 4.7 to 14.7 degrees that Conrad and Bean experienced at the Apollo 12 landing site?
Posts: 1340 From: Perth, Western Australia Registered: Apr 2015
posted 02-02-2022 08:18 PM
These are some amazing images, but the pool guy has his work cut out cleaning that tank.