October 17, 2012
JSC2007-E-41608 (2 Aug. 2007) --- NEEMO 13 crewmembers take a moment to pose for a crew photo during preparations for their stay inside their undersea habitat. Astronaut/aquanaut Nicholas J. M. Patrick (right) leads the crew for the 13th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission. Constellation program aerospace engineer/aquanaut Christopher Gerty (second right), astronaut/aquanaut Richard R. Arnold II and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) astronaut/aquanaut Satoshi Furukawa round out the crew. The crew is spending 10 days, Aug. 6-15, 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: Water, Underwater diving, Aquanauts, Disaster Accident, Environment, Aquarius, Richard R. Arnold, Underwater habitat, Christopher E. Gerty, Dewey Smith, Satoshi Furukawa, NEEMO, Underwater sports