|By Marketwired .||
|June 10, 2014 12:31 PM EDT||
LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/14 -- Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen has explored impact craters in the High Arctic and lived and trained in deep caves. He will now take part in the NEEMO 19 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) analogue mission set to begin September 7.
Jeremy will spend 7 days under 19 meters of water in extreme conditions that closely resemble a space environment. As well as testing exploration concepts, he will take part in spacewalk simulations, and will evaluate tools and techniques for exploration tasks in varying levels of gravity ranging from that of asteroids to the gravity of Martian moons and Mars itself.
The NEEMO missions' rationale is based on the similarity of the undersea laboratory Aquarius' environment to that aboard the ISS. The habitat is similar in size to modules of the station. It provides a convincing analog to space exploration. Much like space, the undersea world is a hostile, alien place for humans to live. NEEMO crew members experience some of the same tasks and challenges underwater as they would in space including delays in their communications with the surface. Jeremy will be the fifth Canadian astronaut to be a crew member of a NEEMO mission.
-- NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen and and Herve Stevenin, ESA's Head of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Training at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne, Germany, will also be part of the crew. -- David Saint-Jacques took part in NEEMO 15 (2011), Chris Hadfield served as commander of NEEMO 14 (2010), Dave Williams participated in NEEMO 1 (2001) and NEEMO 9 (2006), and Robert Thirsk took part in NEEMO 7 (2004). -- NEEMO 19 consists of a multi-disciplinary team that will take part in the 7-day mission aboard Aquarius, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) underwater facility. Aquarius is located 19 meters below the surface, 5.6 kilometers off Key Largo in the Florida Keys. -- NEEMO missions are designed to test equipment and techniques applicable to space exploration. The crews live aboard the Aquarius laboratory, venturing from it on simulated spacewalks where they can perform research and drills pertinent to mission objectives.
"NEEMO missions are a challenging and exciting aspect of astronaut training. The research we conduct during those missions allows us to test new technologies and exploration concepts in conditions similar to the ones we'll experience in space. They are a great opportunity to help me expand my knowledge and develop new tools for future space exploration."
CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen
Follow us on:
SYS-CON Events announced today that Machkey International Company will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Machkey provides advanced connectivity solutions for just about everyone. Businesses or individuals, Machkey is dedicated to provide high-quality and cost-effective products to meet all your needs.
Oct. 13, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 456
The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users. Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services a...
Oct. 13, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 555
As the world moves towards more DevOps and microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas, an Architect/Developer Evangeli...
Oct. 13, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 289
As-a-service models offer huge opportunities, but also complicate security. It may seem that the easiest way to migrate to a new architectural model is to let others, experts in their field, do the work. This has given rise to many as-a-service models throughout the industry and across the entire technology stack, from software to infrastructure. While this has unlocked huge opportunities to accelerate the deployment of new capabilities or increase economic efficiencies within an organization, i...
Oct. 13, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 353
As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these challenges.
Oct. 13, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 284
SYS-CON Events announced today that DataClear Inc. will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The DataClear ‘BlackBox’ is the only solution that moves your PC, browsing and data out of the United States and away from prying (and spying) eyes. Its solution automatically builds you a clean, on-demand, virus free, new virtual cloud based PC outside of the United States, and wipes it clean...
Oct. 13, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 656
Oct. 13, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 189
Oct. 13, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 213
Oct. 13, 2015 08:15 AM EDT Reads: 163
Oct. 13, 2015 08:00 AM EDT
Oct. 13, 2015 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,010
Oct. 13, 2015 05:15 AM EDT Reads: 199
Oct. 13, 2015 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,093
Oct. 13, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 681
Oct. 13, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 326