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October 10, 2012
JSC2007-E-23436 (9 May 2007) --- Mary Sue Bell of NASA Johnson Space Center's Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division manipulates simulated lunar samples with a two-armed remotely controlled surgical robot from the University of Washington known as Raven which is located inside the undersea habitat for the 12th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission. In addition to hands-on telesurgery demonstrations, robotic telesurgery technology developed and refined within this mission may also double as geological sample collection and manipulation tools. 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.


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