The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) Moonwalk Training

NBL Moonwalk Training

With an eye on a mission to the moon’s South Pole in 2024 as part of the Artemis program, NASA engineers are laying the foundation for the moonwalks for the first woman and next man on the moon since the Apollo era. As a teammate on the The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) Operations Contract Bastion engineers and divers are involved in simulating aspects of the lunar surface in the NBL and conducting a test series with astronauts in a demonstration version of the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) spacesuit. And, engineers in “hard hat” dive equipment are simulating several different tasks crew could do on the surface of the Moon.