October 5, 2012
JSC2004-E-29677 (12 July 2004) --- Equipped with SCUBA gear in waters off the Florida Keys, astronaut/aquanaut John Herrington, NEEMO-6 commander, participates in a two-hour underwater extravehicular activity (EVA). The crew’s first objective was an underwater EVA to a site about 900 feet from the Aquarius habitat to survey the area for future coral science operations. Herrington 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.
Topics: Aquanauts, Water, NASA, Marc Reagan, Andrew Abercromby, John Herrington, NEEMO, Aquarius, Spaceflight