Skip to main content

NASA's Undersea 'Asteroid' Mission NEEMO 16 in Photos

EVA team work for NASA NEEMO16

ESA / Herve Stevenin (ESAstro_trainer)

ESA Astronaut Timothy Peake (left) and NASA astronaut Dorothy Lindenburger (right) testing the installation of a Geophysicial Array on an Asteroid. Tim is secured by the feet to a Portable Foot Restraint carried by a mini Sub (piloted by NASA astronaut Serena Aunon, simulating a Space Exploration Vehicle, While Dottie is wearing a Jetpack.

Public Affair Office Live Video

ESA / Herve Stevenin (ESAstro_trainer)

ESA astronaut Timothy Peake during his video conference communication from Aquarius with the UK Space Environment Conference about UK Research & Education for Space and Terrestrial Benefit, in Aberdeen, Scottland.

At the Eye of Aquarius

NASA / Mark Widick

Herve Stevenin as NEEMO Working Diver, close to the Aquarius "eye" during the NEEMO 16 mission. A Jules Verne dream dive.

"Fly Me to an Asteroid..."

ESA / Herve Stevenin (ESAstro_trainer)

A NEEMO 16 EVA Crew GO for Asteroid Exploration. From left to right: NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Andrew Abercromby (NASA Deputy Project Manager for the Multi Mission Space Exploration Vehicle) and ESA astronaut Timothy Peake.

NEEMO 16 Aquanauts on Way to Asteroid Analog Mission

ESA / Herve Stevenin (@ESAstro_trainer)

This picture was taken during the splash down of the NEEMO 16 Aquanauts (ESA Astronaut Timothy Peake, NASA Astronaut Dorothy Lindenburger, NEEMO 15 & 16 Aquanaut Steve Squyres and JAXA Astronaut Kimiya Yui heading down to their Aquarius habitat for an immersed exploration mission of 12 days.

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: community@space.com.