October 8, 2012
JSC2006-E-30799 (22 July 2006) --- NEEMO 10 crewmembers pose for a picture before entering their undersea habitat as they begin the tenth NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project. From right to left are Karen Kohanowich, deputy director of NOAA's Undersea Research Program, Silver Spring, Md.; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut/aquanaut Koichi Wakata; and NASA astronauts/aquanauts Karen L. Nyberg and Andrew J. Feustel. The crew is spending seven days, July 22-28, on an undersea mission aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Aquarius Underwater Laboratory, which is operated by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and located off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.
Topics: Environment, Spaceflight, Underwater diving, Aquanauts, Sandra Magnus, Koichi Wakata, Dewey Smith, Underwater habitat, Aquarius, NEEMO, Water