Exploring Evolutionary Environments: Aquarius Undersea Habitat VR Livestream
FRIDAY, JUNE 16th
Enhanced brains and augmented bodies will enable future humans to explore the far reaches of our planet, our galaxy, and virtual realms. Today, bold pioneers are training for travel to extreme environments ranging from asteroids to the moons and surface of Mars. Join Dr. Marc O’Griofa as he takes us on a rare immersive journey in real-time Livestream VR to the Aquarius Reef Base undersea habitat, located 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Aquarius is the training facility for the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO). During 16-day simulated space missions, aquanauts perform rigorous tasks and extensive scientific research both inside and outside the habitat including simulated spacewalks carried out underwater as well as, evaluation of tools and mission operation techniques that can be used in future space missions. The NEEMO 21 Crew (pictured left) carried out objectives including testing a DNA sequencer, a medical telemetry device, and HoloLens operational performance for human spaceflight cargo transfer.
The scientific study and research conducted on Aquarius have a direct impact not just on space travel, but on human health and longevity and on the health of our oceans and environment. Join Dr. O’Groifa as we explore this extraordinary habitat and its role in creating a positive evolutionary impact on our collective future.
Marc O’Griofa, M.D., Ph.D. | Cofounder Pyxis Institute, NASA NEEMO 21 Aquanaut
VR Headsets will be provided for the Livestream Experience
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