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October 8, 2012
JSC2006-E-12399 (26-31 March 2006) --- Crew members and the support team for the ninth NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission take a break from training to pose for a picture with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The group is preparing for the crew’s 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.

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