LESA device in operation during NEEMO 23

LESA device in operation during NEEMO 23

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19/06/2019 3:56 pm

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ESA/NASA-H.Stevenin

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As members of nine-day NEEMO 23 mission, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins evaluate the second version of ESA's Lunar Evacuation System Assembly (LESA) rescue device prototype during an underwater spacewalk in the Atlantic Ocean this week. LESA is designed to be rapidly deployed by a single astronaut in lunar gravity to rescue an incapacitated crewmate.

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