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October 8, 2012
JSC2006-E-12405 (3 April 2006) --- Crew members for the ninth NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission arrive at their underwater home. The crew begins its April 3-20 stay inside the Aquarius Underwater Laboratory off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. Canadian astronaut Dafydd R. (Dave) Williams will lead the crew of four, which includes astronauts Ronald J. Garan Jr. and Nicole P. Stott, and University of Cincinnati physician Tim Broderick. NEEMO 9 is a cooperative project of NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) and the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery in Canada.