October 9, 2012
JSC2007-E-24183 (12 May 2007) --- Astronaut/aquanaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper (commander) participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) for the 12th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission. A remotely operated vehicle (ROV), called Scuttle, tags along behind Stefanyshyn-Piper. The copper colored cylinder on top is the transponder and a camera is mounted at the top of the pole. The NEEMO 12 crew is spending 12 days, May 7-18, 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: NEEMO, NASA, Aquanauts, Andrew Abercromby, Dewey Smith, Remotely operated underwater vehicle, Heidemarie, Aquarius, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Spaceflight, Water