Sunday, June 10, 2012
Astronauts become Aquanauts for future of space flight
NASA is sending a crew underwater for two weeks to prepare for potential manned flights to asteroids. The program is rekindling astronauts' hopes about returning to space. The goal is to anticipate problems, environment and stress on a crew that are far different than spending time in the Space Station or walking around on the moon. One example, already illustrated in popular movies, is that and un-achored hammer thrust could send an astronaut spiraling into space with the control or gravity to guarantee a return to safe ground.