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Robert Pearlman

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posted 02-02-2022 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA photo release
Lights out!

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.


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posted 02-02-2022 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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?


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posted 02-02-2022 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are some amazing images, but the pool guy has his work cut out cleaning that tank.

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