October 8, 2012
JSC2006-E-12404 (3 April 2006) --- Crew members for the ninth NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission take a break to pose for a picture outside their underwater home as they depart for their first excursion. The crew will stay April 3-20 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 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.
Topics: Aquanauts, Spaceflight, NASA, Dewey Smith, Marc Reagan, Nicole Stott, NEEMO, Water, Aquarius, National Aeronautics and Space Administration