October 16, 2012
JSC2007-E-22724 (7 May 2007) --- NEEMO 12 crewmembers pose for a group photo at their undersea habitat as they begin the 12th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission. From the left are astronaut/aquanaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper (commander), astronaut/aquanaut Jose M. Hernandez, NASA flight surgeon Josef F. Schmid and Dr. Timothy J. Broderick of the University of Cincinnati. Habitat technicians James Talacek and Dominic Landucci can be seen through the port in the background. The 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.