October 16, 2012
JSC2007-E-21811 (3 May 2007) --- NEEMO 12 crewmembers take a moment to pose for a crew photo during preparations for their stay inside the Aquarius Underwater Laboratory off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. Astronaut/aquanaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper (second left) leads the crew for the 12th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project. Astronaut/aquanaut Jose M. Hernandez (left); Dr. Timothy J. Broderick of the University of Cincinnati; and NASA flight surgeon Josef F. Schmid round out the crew. 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.