NASA NEEMO Aquanaut Marc O Griofa talks about being part of the NEEMO undersea mission and crew as he trains astronauts for the next generation of spaceflight onboard the Aquarius undersea research station and laboratory on the floor of the Atlantic ocean. Learn about what it takes to get astronauts ready for one of the most extreme environments in the planet and what its like first hand to be on the cutting edge of extreme exploration.
Marc O Griofa, M.D. (MB BCh BAO), Ph.D., F.A.W.M. is one of the flight surgeons for the MDRS missions. He received his medical degree from University College Dublin and his PhD from University of Limerick. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. Marc is the principle investigator for Project CASPER (Cardiac Adapted Sleep Parameters Recorder), which was the first Irish experiment to fly onboard ISS and Space Shuttle.
Presented in conjunction with the Festival of Curiosity.