June 11th started the 16th expedition of NASA’s program titled NEEMO or “NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations” program. The crew are living 62 feet under the water while performing tasks to research a potential manned mission to a near-Earth asteroid.

This photo, taken from MSNBC, shows the crew performing tasks in the name of research.

Their outlook is to be prepared and to save money before entering space and tacking a massive asteroid without the proper training or resources.

Scientist Squyres has even been cruising around the sea floor on a mini sub for faster travel!

Kinks to figure out include proper communication, crew size and ways to attach to the asteroid.

Have a great day, everyone!