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JSC2004-E-46131 (15 October 2004) --- Astronaut/aquanaut Michael R. Barratt (left), NEEMO-7 mission specialist; Dr. Craig McKinley of the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Ontario; and Habitat technician Billy Cooksey work with a remotely operated rover at the galley table in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Aquarius Underwater Laboratory, located off the coast of Key Largo, Florida, for the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project. The small robot runs on two treads like a miniature tank and the crew will drive it across the sea floor. The operator controls it from a small control unit with a joystick and video screen that shows what the camera on the rover is seeing.

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