October 5, 2012
JSC2004-E-29678 (12 July 2004) --- Equipped with SCUBA gear, the NEEMO-6 crewmembers leave the Aquarius habitat to begin a two-hour underwater extravehicular activity (EVA). Their destination was a site about 900 feet from the Aquarius habitat to survey the area for future coral science operations. Astronaut/aquanaut John Herrington, commander, is leading the crew in the undersea mission July 12-21 that is field-testing equipment and technology for the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project. From the left are astronauts Herrington and Doug Wheelock, biomedical engineer Tara Ruttley and astronaut Nick Patrick.
Topics: Environment, Aquanauts, Water, NASA, Dewey Smith, Takuya Onishi, Tara Ruttley, John Herrington, NEEMO, Aquarius, Spaceflight, Disaster Accident