Astronauts Dublin Free space space exploration

Ad Astra Per Aspera: An Irish Experience of Sea to Space

University College Dublin October 7, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NASA Neemo

Dr. Marc Ó Gríofa, an Irish physician and UCD graduate, was chosen as one of six crew members to join NASA’s NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) undersea analog mission. He oversaw the deployment, research and development of various spaceflight related experiments during the mission in conjunction with the rest of the NEEMO crew. During the talk he will describe the mission, the science and what it was like being part of a NASA analog creating the foundational building blocks for a future mission to Mars.

On the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean at The Aquarius Undersea Reef Base, the 21st NEEMO Mission focused on evaluating tools and techniques being tested for future space exploration by living in simulated spacecraft conditions and conducting simulated spacewalks outside of their undersea habitat.

All are welcome to attend this FREE talk which will be in Room 129, 1st floor, Science Centre North, UCD, Belfield.


Engineering & Robotics