Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

September 08, 2014 10:03 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen to be Exploration Lead on NASA Underwater Mission

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2014) - Today, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen splashes down to the Aquarius habitat where he will live and work for seven days as part of the NEEMO 19 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) international aquanaut crew.

Jeremy will serve as Exploration Lead, guiding the crew in the planning and execution of underwater Extravehicular Activities (EVAs)-or "spacewalks"-designed to simulate challenging communications delays between the ground and astronaut crews in extreme conditions that closely resemble a space environment. During these spacewalk simulations, they will be testing exploration concepts and evaluating tools and techniques in varying levels of gravity ranging from that of asteroids to the gravity of Martian moons and Mars itself.

Jeremy will have limited media availabilities during the mission. Please contact the CSA's Media Relations Office for more details.

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  • Canadian Space Agency
    Media Relations Office
    450-926-4370
    Website: http://asc-csa.gc.ca
    Twitter: @csa_asc