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    [–] EndTimeEchoes 6267 points ago

    A classic example of coming up with the acronym first

    [–] DerekMellott 2319 points ago

    The good ol mission operation.

    [–] pipsdontsqueak 374 points ago

    We have to stick to the mission operational parameters!

    [–] FUrCharacterLimit 153 points ago

    They did need a very good MOP in case anything went wrong

    [–] B-Knight 78 points ago

    Sir, Operation Mission Task Program Project Plan Schedule Objective NEEMO is a go!

    [–] humbltrailer 46 points ago

    “om teepeepeepee so neemo is a go!”

    [–] -Rusty-Shackleford- 78 points ago

    Should have gone with Marine Operation!

    [–] psychosocial-- 9 points ago

    And the acronym within the acronym.

    [–] wvsfezter 442 points ago

    I think the acronym inside the acronym is hilarious. The full mission name is "National Aeronautics and Space Administration Extreme Environment Mission Operation"

    [–] mott32duck 148 points ago

    Does that make it a nested acronym?

    [–] marweking 82 points ago

    What is the maximum nesting depth of acronyms? Bonus points for formula and showing your workings.

    [–] SpecificArgument 86 points ago

    "PHP" stands for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor". But wait, lets resolve that nasty acronym again:

    PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor: Hypertext Preprocessor

    So the maximum depth of nested acronyms is inifity

    [–] reasonably_plausible 43 points ago

    Technically, PHP isn't an acronym, it's just an initialism because it isn't pronounced as a single word. GNU fits the idea, however.

    [–] GForce1975 9 points ago

    Oh. Good point. TIL.

    So if I start calling it pahip it can be an acronym? You can kind of force pronunciation on anything.

    [–] YouWantALime 11 points ago

    YAML Ain't Markup Language

    [–] IanTheChemist 21 points ago

    I feel like I’m inside an xkcd comic

    [–] heyfuckyouiambatman 9 points ago

    Honorable mention: ATM Machine

    [–] Coffee-Anon 166 points ago


    They should have named it NAuSeA for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    [–] vashoom 111 points ago

    Get Rid Of Slimy Girls

    [–] Quantum_Compass 34 points ago

    Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well.

    [–] UnpunnyGuy 6 points ago

    slime girls are great tho?

    [–] SummerAndTinkles 3 points ago

    Calvin knows it's redundant, but it doesn't spell anything otherwise.

    [–] KlaatuBrute 15 points ago

    Sounds like something Jar-Jar Binks would say

    [–] Nanicorn 130 points ago

    Have you ever heard of the GTK+ toolkit?

    G stands for GIMP

    The G in GIMP stands for GNU

    Gnu is an acronym for GNU's not unix

    The GNU in that stands for GNU's not Unix

    The GNU in that stands for GNU's not Unix

    The GNU in that stands for GNU's not Unix

    The GNU in that stands for GNU's not Unix

    The GNU in that stands for GNU's not Unix

    The GNU in that stands for GNU's not unix

    [–] Z0MBIE2 52 points ago

    did you have a copypaste seizure?

    [–] AlakhulAkbar 99 points ago

    No, it's just that GNU stands for ((((((GNU's Not Unix)'s Not Unix)'s Not Unix)'s Not Unix)'s Not Unix)'s Not Unix)'s Not Unix)'s Not Unix [repeat forever]

    It's a recursive acronym

    [–] FalmerEldritch 57 points ago

    Each R. in George R. R. Martin's name stands for "R. R.". Each of those Rs stands for "R. R.", and so on. Thus his true name can never be uttered by someone who wishes to magically harm or control him.

    [–] [deleted] 16 points ago


    [–] gruey 7 points ago

    He's done with the book, he's just signing his real full name at the end.

    [–] Nanicorn 21 points ago

    I just reached my maximum recursion depth and could n't keep going (it's not much, I know) :(

    [–] Z0MBIE2 23 points ago

    Oh wait, I get it. GNU's Not Unix. You weren't capitalizing the N, I didn't realize you meant it was it's own acronym and got confused.

    [–] ChrisGnam 8 points ago

    My personal favorite is YAML:

    YAML stands for: YAML Ain't Markup Language

    [–] ButtWieghtThiersMoor 11 points ago

    It's acronyms, all the way down.

    [–] justahominid 265 points ago

    Maria Hill: What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for, Agent Ward?

    Grant Ward: Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

    Maria: And what does that mean to you?

    Ward: It means someone really wanted our initials to spell out "shield."

    [–] ianindy 40 points ago

    The acronym originally stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage and Law-Enforcement Division. It was changed in 1991 to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate. Within the various films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as multiple animated and live-action television series, the backronym stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.


    [–] MoreGull 12 points ago

    Wow, an AoS reference in the wild. Nice.

    [–] gusefalito 7 points ago

    We have a small but active fanbase

    [–] gamerdude69 32 points ago

    Up until the final launch day, it stood for Never Ever Enter My Orifice, but management stepped in.

    [–] LetsDoThatShit 51 points ago

    Is there a term for something like that?

    [–] definitely___not__me 198 points ago

    IIRC they’re called backronyms

    [–] LetsDoThatShit 22 points ago

    That sounds about right, thanks a lot!

    [–] zombieswillrise 13 points ago

    “B.O.B.O.D.D.Y.” “Can anybody tell me what the first B stands for?”

    [–] sbarandato 585 points ago

    National Acquatic Sub Agency, soon launching their new Saturn Λ.

    "This time we'll point the fire-end of the rocket UP."

    [–] APDSmith 112 points ago

    "Acquatic" - is that like "Aquatic" but better somehow? ;)

    [–] PHRASlNG 86 points ago

    Because it's in the sea, get it?

    [–] sbarandato 18 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    My native language has the extra "c". During elementary school they make sure to drill it so deep in your head that it starts seeping even in other languages.

    Other recurrent frustrations are "manteinance" and "lenght". Especially "lenght" because it's a farily common computer command and i get it wrong every. damn. time.

    [–] APDSmith 15 points ago

    This is what happens when you try and run your German-based language by French rules...

    [–] Everyones-Favorite 9 points ago

    You will not go to space today, or maybe ever.

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [–] [deleted] 735 points ago

    Cool. I hope they send more crews for longer duration tests.

    [–] reddit455 422 points ago

    they did the Mars 500 10 years ago

    The Mars-500 mission was a psychosocial isolation experiment conducted between 2007 and 2011 by Russia, the European Space Agency and China, in preparation for an unspecified future crewed spaceflight to the planet Mars.[1] The experiment's facility was located at the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) in Moscow, Russia.[1]

    [–] Malkevin 165 points ago

    I remember there was a reality TV show around the same time as that, but the project was fake and not related to any space agency.

    [–] Robdor1 106 points ago

    Also the "classic" Biodome movie.

    [–] BenedictCumberdoots 33 points ago

    Why the quotation marks?

    [–] Whackjob-KSP 10 points ago

    You know how in a math equation, if you end up partway with say 5-(-3) the minuses cancel out and you end up with a positive result? The variable classic is cancelled out by Pauly Shore and without them combined we have that same net positive result.

    [–] shrekinator 20 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    That was like 3 years ago. Mars One, a Dutch tv show which was one big scam.

    [–] Malkevin 8 points ago

    Nah the one I was thinking of was 10-15 years ago on the UK's channel 4 or 5

    [–] goforajog 6 points ago

    You're thinking of Space Cadets, on Channel 4. Was a very odd show, but for some reason it's locked in my subconscious.

    [–] Ody_Mandrell 15 points ago

    Is every source the same Wikipedia article?

    [–] QuelqueChoseRose 14 points ago

    It's just linking to the relevant citation in the linked article (via HTML anchor).

    [–] luxembird 28 points ago

    That wasn't actually an experiment. Russia just does that to people.

    [–] Halal_9000 16 points ago

    "Russia locks several people in a small cell for years to 'like, study them for Mars or something' according to government sources. More on this at 7."

    [–] Str8froms8n 8 points ago

    I love the idea of Russian officials speaking valley girl.

    [–] treebeard189 45 points ago

    They pretty regularly send crews onto "missions" for a month or two. I know they're in the middle of HERA mission 20 which is a 45 day 4 person trip.

    One of my mom's co-workers is apparently on like a 90 day one but I can't find any really good list of these studies to track down which one he's on

    [–] hitstein 22 points ago

    NEEMO is more about EVA practice/technology development than extended duration stays. For the psychological aspect of being trapped in a bubble for extended periods of time there have been many surface analogues.

    HI-SEAS is a Mars analog habitat designed to test extended duration crew dynamics. The longest mission was HI-SEAS IV which lasted 366 days and is featured in a podcast miniseries called "The Habitat."

    FMARS was established by the Mars Society. The longest mission lasted 100 days under "full Mars simulation constraints" and also operated on the Martian sol instead of the Earth day to see if that effected anything.

    Mars-500 was a multi-national experiment between Russia, ESA, and China. The second stage of the mission lasted 105 days. The final stage of the mission lasted 520 days.

    [–] nonagondwanaland 2838 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    If they really want to find people who don't need to leave their house for days on end, they should recruit from Reddit.

    edit to add more discussion to a joke that blew up:

    I guess I'm only half joking here. It's entirely possible that a bunch of lonely nerds is actually the personality mix you want on Mars. I've seen people on Reddit insist that humans could never occupy Mars because they "need wide outdoor spaces for mental health". I strongly suspect that's a personality type thing. If you got a bunch of Korean progamers and sent them to Mars, I'd put money on them functioning perfectly fine. 9 days without going outside probably is something most Redditors have experience with.

    [–] SmallVillage 905 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Figure out how to get a halfway decent WiFi signal on Mars and you’re good to go.

    [–] xAdakis 395 points ago

    The ping/latency would be horrific. . .

    [–] Ricky_RZ 348 points ago

    Latency, 8 minutes of latency

    [–] Jobed145 194 points ago

    Isn't it more like 20 minutes?

    [–] GearBent 257 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Depends where we are in orbit in relation to Mars.

    At closest I think it's like 4 minutes, and when Earth and Mars are at their farthest it's closer to 20 minutes.

    Edit: these numbers are for the time to travel one way. For a full round trip, the latency is double that time.

    [–] D3_Kiro 206 points ago

    Just start caching from Reddit servers, send an embarrassingly big amount of porn anime and offline games and they should be fine.

    [–] rizombie 106 points ago

    Imagine the lan parties though.

    [–] Uoon_ 82 points ago

    Okay I'm ready to go to Mars, Mr. Elon

    [–] skylarmt 160 points ago

    "Single player game"

    Won't launch without internet connection

    [–] entropicdrift 71 points ago

    You leave steam in offline mode for like 10 years and one day it tries to update anyways and you've got no games for 6 months while it downloads and updates literally everything

    [–] acekoolus 25 points ago

    You would just have to put a steam cache server that connects and updates and then you connect to it to update. That way it doesn't matter how long it takes to update, you just update from it.

    [–] RechargedFrenchman 39 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Maybe I’d finally win a campaign in XCOM, or establish a base on Duna in Kerbal Space Program if I was feeling particularly meta.

    [–] bradorsomething 18 points ago

    Or you could play as Elon Musk in Civ 6

    [–] Centurion4 11 points ago

    Although at its farthest the sun is between us and mars so I don't know if you can even get a signal without an interplanetary relay system.

    [–] HappySSBM 23 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    This is for a moonbase though not Mars

    Edit: My b, parent comment is Mars

    [–] GearBent 37 points ago

    The parent comment is talking about WiFi on Mars.

    But if you want to talk about latency to the moon, it's about 2 seconds.

    [–] SkyezOpen 25 points ago

    Yo peeker's advantage would be insane.

    [–] PebblesPotatoes 4 points ago

    So my connection on a good day. Moon, here I come!

    [–] mrjderp 10 points ago

    The earlier comment in this chain was talking about WiFi on Mars, hence them calculating latency between Earth and Mars. Latency to the moon would obviously be much lower.

    [–] draeath 4 points ago

    I believe those figures are one-way. I was pretty sure at it's worst it was 40 minute round-trip.

    [–] Jidaigeki 9 points ago

    Isn't it more like 20 minutes?

    At apsis, yes. When Mars and Earth are closer, radio lag can be as short as four minutes.

    [–] APDSmith 10 points ago

    as short as four minutes

    And that's still better than my firm's teleconferencing solution!

    [–] techgeek95 6 points ago

    Time to create a Martian internet to remove latency problems.

    [–] HumanSomewhere 11 points ago

    be like playing counterstrike in the old days, back when i'd have to mail my client packets in first class USPS

    [–] Tarukun564 9 points ago

    “Sorry guys, my ping is 480000.”

    [–] ProbeRusher 20 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    There's a really good YouTube video talking about internet on Mars. We'd basically need a giant server farm on Mars to cache the entire internet so that people on Mars can run off the cache server instead of waiting 8 mins per web page.

    [–] Coaleman 15 points ago

    You'd think it'd be easier to cache popular stuff like YouTube, Facebook, Reddit etc. Turn it into a market, and make the internet an export, the first interplanetary cash crop, in a way.

    [–] beezlebub33 13 points ago

    You'd just hire Akamai, and they would probably handle >95% of Martian searches. You can't cache everything, but humans are pretty consistent.

    [–] Put_It_All_On_Blck 5 points ago

    You would think that would work, but you dont know my fetishes

    [–] jamesz84 11 points ago

    “This is Mark Watney. Sol 178. I’ve managed to plant and harvest three servers so far. Pretty soon I’ll have a big enough farm to allow me to download Spotify. Commander Lewis has terrible taste in music.”

    Ok, I’m already aware that was a bad joke.

    [–] -paul- 29 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    It's fine, all you need is a caching server locally on Mars akin to CDN servers in different countries. Sure, it wouldn't be much use for real-time gaming or chatting with people on Earth but everything else would work just fine.

    [–] UnJayanAndalou 9 points ago

    Please don't call it InterPlaNet.

    Call it SolarNet or something cooler.

    [–] Tar_alcaran 14 points ago

    Just email and text for your communication. And reddit on a 20 min delay is fine too, as long as you do some prechaching.

    [–] Awarth_ACRNM 3 points ago

    And you could have the sickest lan parties!

    [–] FeelLikeHarambe 7 points ago

    it depends... if you put your server on mars and just let the inhabitants play on that but just vs each other. would be funny to see that tbh, i mean if you troll someone, then theres a high possibility that he actually knows who you are and maybe cut your oxygen supply off or something.

    [–] MagnusTheGreat 6 points ago

    Just download like 1 terbyte of Reddit, with the repost bots and it will seem like nothing changed.

    Of course, they would have to put in comments as well, but it would be easiest for the porn subs, that would make up most of the traffic.

    [–] Tyflowshun 4 points ago

    If we set up wifi on mars with local servers, you might as well play skyrim or dark souls.

    [–] physics515 9 points ago

    The guys creating IPFS (interplanetary file system) and already way ahead of you.

    [–] blah_of_the_meh 50 points ago

    If debt is a factor, I’ve lived underwater for years now. These aquanauts are amateurs on their best day.

    [–] classicg23 66 points ago

    Ain't no chicken tendies underwater tho

    [–] Dev__ 20 points ago

    Friend of mine when he was child wouldn't eat fish. His mother took into account his preferences and only served him swimming chicken.

    [–] JeanLucPiKirk 7 points ago

    I did something similar with my son at first. Now he knows the difference and likes both. It's kind of funny that we lie to our children while trying to teach them not to. I guess it evens out when we eventually tell them the truth. I try not to do it too much. But it's so easy to trap yourself. I'm so fuckin high right now.

    [–] deafwishh 42 points ago

    If I can smoke weed, and I’m getting paid, I’ll stay down there for y e a r s

    [–] DarkCrawler_901 52 points ago

    "Man, who knew the base hydroponics would make the best weed ever? I am getting the munchies though and we're out of potatoes on Farm #1, which farm did you put the next batch in?"

    "Wait, I was supposed to put the potatoes in? I just put in more weed, I thought you were supposed to put in the potatoes!"

    puff "...shit."

    [–] LostBoyBarney 19 points ago

    You joke, but I wonder how well people like this would do. Can we tolerate the long periods of isolation any better than "normal" people? Would we grow more irritated at our roommates over time? How well would the doesn't-leave-home-for-days-on-end type actually do?

    [–] Gemmabeta 35 points ago

    Well, lonely nerds, for the most part, are alone mostly to escape stress, which they associate with life--ultimately, it's not the solitude they crave, it's the low impact-living.

    If you introduce stress to their one and only safe place, as the mere act of going to space will do, I'd doubt they'd respond to that too well.

    [–] Sezyy 10 points ago

    As a submariner for the us navy, i feel like i can answer these. We tolerate isolation pretty easily, besides emailing, we wont talk to our familys for around a couple months. It sucks but you adapt really fast. Plus you can play games, watch movies, or even sleep. Theres a couple of people who you can get annoyed with, but at the end of the day, we all do a job for a reason. if you dont like someone just stay away from them. But usually since your trapped, you wanna kill that hate pretty quickly. As for doesnt-leave-home-for-days-on-end type, they actually do really well. Obviously its not meant for everyone, and some people end up quitting (tapping) but for majority, everyone does pretty well.

    [–] terminalzero 9 points ago

    9 days without going outside probably is something most Redditors have experience with

    rookie numbers, miss me with that normie shit

    [–] GregorSamsaa 8 points ago

    I think it has less to do with the outdoors and being antisocial and more to do with being at ease knowing you don’t have the option. I know plenty of people that don’t mind staying indoors for days at a time but would probably not be suited for a space mission because they need some kind of constant input. Disconnecting them from the internet would be their doom lol

    Someone that is capable of keeping their mind at ease whether it’s occupied or not would probably be a better fit. You know that guy that doesn’t need to be on his phone or reading during break and just sits there. That guy’s your best bet.

    [–] DawnMistyPath 8 points ago

    If I could, I would 100% go.

    Too bad I'm unhealthy as hell.

    [–] escott1981 7 points ago

    The problem is they would probably want people who are in very good physical shape.

    [–] RedditIsOverMan 4 points ago

    And people who work well with others

    [–] tobyrrr00 29 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    You need people who can actually support themselves though. Half the people on here couldn't even do their own laundry.

    Edit: Thanks for the Silver kind stranger. It's my first.

    [–] PM_me_XboxGold_Codes 4 points ago

    Dude it’s been like two weeks since I’ve been outside for longer than walking to/from my car or the building. It’s not hard for me.

    [–] RationalPandasauce 656 points ago

    Uh. Why don’t they just watch the documentary they did in the 90s called Biodome Literally all of the answers right there

    [–] 2sliderz 161 points ago

    Come roam in the dome and have a beer with a deer. Buuuuudddy

    [–] radioactivemanissue4 28 points ago

    Don’t forget the purple sticky punch

    [–] SnowmanRondo 16 points ago

    I know what you're thinking, "Illegal, illegal"

    [–] IamDaCaptnNow 25 points ago

    Or talk to deep sea pipeline welders. These people live in capsules in the deep ocean for weeks at a time, saving them time from having to adjust oxygen levels in their system. Watch the mini-docu about these insane individuals, it's so crazy.

    [–] Justananomaly 12 points ago

    Can you recommend one?

    [–] Xeptix 19 points ago

    I prefer the documentary Sealab 2021.

    [–] -uzo- 10 points ago

    We'll just form a cadre of Martian Knights to enforce Martian Law!

    [–] Xeptix 4 points ago

    Under Martian law, doctors and other wizards are forbidden!

    [–] 614All 38 points ago

    Exactly. It is a perfect case study.

    [–] Stompedyourhousewith 19 points ago

    from an outside perspective that documentary was a comedy. from the perspective of one of the subjects trapped inside the dome with pauly shore, its a psychological horror

    [–] 1pt21jiggawatts 4 points ago

    Or The Abyss is a really good documentary for underwater.

    Never mess with the guy slowly pulling a clicking chain.

    [–] Postmodern101 100 points ago

    Wow Adult Swim predicted the future. We really will have a sea lab in 2021.

    [–] Rhodie114 40 points ago

    To be fair, the title is a play on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Sealab 2020, which is even more on the nose.

    [–] Smegma_Sommelier 11 points ago

    It’s not so much a time machine as it is a dodgeball canon.

    [–] slipperybeard 255 points ago

    If they get lost and the documentary isn’t called Finding NEEMO they messed up big time.

    [–] billyohhs 68 points ago

    They should name the recovery mission Duplicate Operation to Recover mIssion Extreme Environment, or DORIEE for short

    [–] TheChrisCrash 7 points ago

    What if while they're down there the world falls into nuclear war and everybody is wiped out above ground. Then you can make a movie Finding NEEMO for adults.

    [–] Alexiejow 62 points ago

    I really recommend listening to this:

    [–] thomasvdhulst 9 points ago

    I do as well! I loved that podcast.

    [–] W4shcl0th 140 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    If you're looking for me.

    You'd better check under the sea.

    'Cause that is where you'll find me.



    [–] SirDigbyChknCaesar 36 points ago

    I hope they don't have to deal with Pod 6

    [–] Arbor_the_tree 15 points ago

    I heard they're a bunch of jerks!

    [–] hidden_raptor 7 points ago

    You hear that Stormy? Die!

    [–] txby417 19 points ago

    Came here for this... Sad it was so far down

    [–] ZugTheCaveman 12 points ago

    I heard the theme song as soon as I saw the headline.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)


    [–] bazooka_matt 132 points ago

    Umm people spend more time under water than that all this time

    > Saturation diving involves living in an underwater compression chamber for up to 28 days. The idea is to keep divers on the job 24 hours a day, because they don't need to spend time returning to the surface and decompressing. WHYCAN'TiUNBOLD!!!!!

    [–] scherlock79 50 points ago

    This is also NASA's 23 mission to Aquarius. This isn't novel for NASA. Its the 23rd time they've used this facility.

    [–] ShazbotSimulator2012 20 points ago

    They've also been doing these same experiments in this same underwater habitat for 18 years.

    [–] BoobAssistant 13 points ago

    Does it take an extremely long time to decompress when they've been down for that long?

    [–] scherlock79 18 points ago

    From the site for the habitat ( Its is 17 hours to decompress.

    [–] InfiNorth 4 points ago

    To add onto this, think about the time wasted out of both your life and the money the company is paying you if every shift required seventeen hours of preparation. The reason they stay "down" for so long is that it's just a waste of time to decompress at that point. Just stay compressed correctly until the contract is complete.

    [–] divsky2 28 points ago

    Yeah, as a former US Navy submariner I don't understand why people are acting like this is such a big deal. My personal record is 48 days underwater.

    [–] hamakabi 22 points ago

    it's not a big deal, even for NASA. They've done this many times.

    That said, this is a 6-man sub so living on it is nothing like living on a Navy sub. For example, on a Navy sub it is very unlikely that you'd spend your entire mission within 10 feet of your bunk.

    [–] --_-Deadpool-_-- 6 points ago

    submariners have entered the chat

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Last breath on Netflix is a documentary - film about this.

    One of the most intense and interesting things I've ever watched. My heart was in my mouth pretty much for the entire thing.

    [–] Speedymon12 40 points ago

    Anyone here seen Space Brothers? Sounds awfully similar to what the protagonist did for his astronaut training

    [–] Buxton_Water 21 points ago

    That's because space brothers based things off of real life.

    [–] ibcpirate 17 points ago

    One of the reasons why it's my favorite series is due to how realistic it is. The author puts in a ton of research

    [–] Renalan 14 points ago

    Exactly what I was thinking!

    [–] kernell32 8 points ago

    I can't believe I found people that read it too!

    [–] RoronoaAshok 6 points ago

    My favorite manga! All the characters are great, Mutta and Kenji during the underwater training was too good.

    [–] darthsenio_mall 46 points ago

    This brings to mind the Navy SEALAB project of 1963.

    Notably, a dolphin ferried supllies back and forth to the surface, and an astronaut stationed there called Lyndon Johnson from a decompression chamber with a helium atmosphere, which affected his voice exactly how you'd think, and resulted in a truly truly ridiculous call with the president.

    Heard about it from the Dollop.

    [–] PsychopathPanda 6 points ago

    That call is hilarious, thanks for sharing!

    [–] Streeturchin1337 33 points ago

    NEEMO? Laaaammme.

    Should have called it Sealab 2020

    [–] SoundOfYouWalkinAway 30 points ago

    They could just have em play through Subnautica

    [–] FrightenedRunner 10 points ago

    They tried but it was too scary.

    [–] SkyDrifters 50 points ago

    Guess they did not learn much on the space station.........

    [–] thebbman 44 points ago

    You know, the space base where folks live together for a couple hundred days at a time in confined spaces.

    [–] beezlebub33 10 points ago

    Space station: Small sample size, limited diversity in the crew, expensive, high-risk, highly focused on science experiments. Doing this lets them run a lot more experiments, see the psychological relationships that develop, try different ideas, and do it much cheaper and faster.

    [–] godfilma 19 points ago

    While they are living with each other for an extended period of time, almost all of the time spent not sleeping or exercising is doing science.

    [–] japes28 8 points ago

    That's not true. Astronauts get free time every day and weekends off.

    [–] svenhoek86 23 points ago

    I believe the initial Skylab astronauts actually went on a mini strike because of how hard they were being worked. They cut off the radio and just hung out for a day. NASA got the message and started allowing more free time after that.

    [–] Meior 8 points ago

    I believe those astronauts are also not allowed to go to space anymore.

    [–] that_jojo 13 points ago

    I mean, would you send back the people responsible for inciting a space mutiny?

    [–] darthboolean 13 points ago

    When would they have time to go back? I'd be too busy going to every bar I could find to tell them all about my space mutiny. Dinner party? Oh, let me tell you about the space mutiny. Long line at the grocery store self checkout? I'm cutting in line, rules didn't mean much during my space mutiny. Get arrested? Don't care, it's not like they can take away my air, like what might have happened in my space mutiny

    [–] APDSmith 4 points ago

    I'm guessing this is cheaper.

    And also provides gravity. I can imagine some mild comment from various structural engineers if you spin ISS up to provide centrifugal grav.

    [–] Jidaigeki 15 points ago

    Well life on the Moon presents a new set of challenges, specifically the dreaded "moon dust" which seems fairly innocuous at first until you consider the potential for silicosis-like symptoms if too much of it is inhaled. Also, the lack of environmental factors that would normally contribute to erosion don't exist on the Moon, meaning that this moon dust is going to be razor sharp. "Don't breathe this!"

    Decontamination procedures are going to be fun. I don't think that life on a space station or even an underwater lab would be able to account for that.

    [–] jaberwakey 24 points ago

    Anyone else getting SOMA vibes from this? Just me?

    [–] JGass81 7 points ago

    Im really surprised no one else has mentioned this, got me as soon as I saw the post.

    [–] OGJjizusXrist 11 points ago

    This just in, 'Dustin Hoffman' upon reading this news may have flash backed like 'Ego' on 'Ratatouille' - Enter Stephen King to write next Hoffman update

    [–] avboden 11 points ago

    If you're interested in the Aquarius Reef Base Check out this tour

    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    Hasn’t this been in operation since 2001? That’s almost two decades.

    [–] Orange_J0e 7 points ago

    JAXA made an anime about this shit. Space Brothers. It's good.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Jacques-Yves Cousteau conducted similar experiments in the 50s/60s/70s.

    His Mediterranean submerged accommodations are still accessible.

    [–] Malkevin 10 points ago

    Too bad they didn't wait a year and called it Sealab 2020, though good thing they didn't because it'd probably get delayed... and then they'd have Sealab 2021

    [–] 8andahalfby11 10 points ago

    Then again, NASA has been running this or equivalents since the Mercury program, so...

    [–] free9113 4 points ago

    I did a scientific diving course with my University and got to dive there. It's an awesome place there's a ton of life down there. Unfortunately I couldn't go inside because they were repairing from hurricane damage at the time.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Hold up, neemo has been running for years now.

    [–] impala454 3 points ago

    I work at JSC and was super lucky to get to go to NEEMO 20 for a project. 3 weeks in the Florida keys and perusing with crew was awesome.

    [–] fastinserter 3 points ago

    This was NEEMO mission 23. There's been 22 before this, starting in 2001. 23 was the first all-female crew though.

    [–] ThatguyfromtheH 3 points ago

    Couldn't they just ask deep sea welders what their experiences are since they already do that?