Project POSEIDON

A proposed 100-day undersea exploration and research expedition at Aquarius Reef Base

Since the dawn of space exploration, scientists have used space analog environments and simulations as a way to conduct meaningful and relevant environment research that is used for learning to live in the extreme environment of space. Underwater habitats, including the Aquarius Reef Base, are used by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a high-fidelity space analog environment, providing scientists with a robust platform for conducting research that is invaluable to human space flight programs. The Project Poseidon mission will add to that body of knowledge through the conduct of research in the areas of human health, performance, and physiology in a confined space, extreme space analog environment. Artist-Aquanaut Dr. Pell joins Project Poseidon: a multi-disciplinary research expedition that will include a variety of cross-disciplinary, yet integrated, research from the fields of: marine biology and conservation, ocean sciences, human health and performance, geology, engineering, unmanned systems technology, human factors, and space exploration analogs. The Project Poseidon mission is tentatively scheduled to take place no ealier than May, 2018 at the Aquarius Reef Base (ARB) habitat, owned and operated by Florida International University (FIU), located off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.

Acknowledgements

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Project POSIEDON is an initiative of The SeaSpace Exploration & Research Society Inc. managed by Physical Culture, LLC. www.seaspacesociety.org.

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The 'Performing Astronautics' project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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