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2011-09-19 13:02:18

An international crew of astronauts will venture into the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 17 to test innovative solutions to engineering challenges during a crewed mission to an asteroid. NASA astronaut and former International Space Station crew member Shannon Walker will lead the 15th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO), a13-day undersea mission aboard the Aquarius Underwater Laboratory near Key Largo, Fla. Aquarius is owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

2011-05-09 08:55:00

HOUSTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To determine how best to explore asteroids in the future, NASA scientists and engineers are taking their experiments underwater in the 15th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This year's NEEMO expedition, which will include the usual compliment of astronauts and engineers, is slated for October. Since this is the first mission to simulate a trip...

2011-03-07 10:18:13

Joining Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Team as SpaceX Prepares to Carry Astronauts Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is proud to announce that NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman is joining the company as a senior engineer working on astronaut safety and mission assurance. "We're excited about the great team that we are building. Our talent is the key to our success. Garrett's experience designing and using spaceflight hardware will be invaluable as we prepare the spacecraft that...

2010-05-17 09:19:00

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media teleconference Friday, May 21, at 3:15 p.m. EDT with the crew of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, living underwater off the coast of Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On May 10, NASA sent two astronauts, a veteran undersea engineer and a scientist on a 14-day expedition to test exploration concepts and to learn more about working in an unforgiving,...

2010-05-05 16:42:00

HOUSTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will once again participate in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission. This is the 14th expedition since October 2001. During the mission, set for May 10-23, in the ocean depths off Florida's east coast, NEEMO 14 will connect with schools in Texas, South Dakota, New York, California, Washington and North Carolina. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NEEMO...

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2010-05-04 07:40:00

NASA will send two astronauts, a veteran undersea engineer and an experienced scientist into the ocean depths off Florida's east coast this month to test exploration concepts and learn more about working in an unforgiving, treacherous environment. The 14th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, begins May 10. Canadian Space Agency astronaut and veteran spacewalker Chris Hadfield will lead the NASA team on a 14-day undersea mission aboard the Aquarius Underwater...

2009-10-30 10:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A Wyle expert in human performance in space has been chosen as a crew member for the next undersea research mission in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project. Dr. Andrew Abercromby, who serves as Wyle's deputy lead for exploration and mission development and extra vehicular activity (EVA) and surface operations hardware, will participate in research directly related to NASA's planned return to the Moon. He has been...

2009-08-11 16:29:52

Nicole Stott, a native of Clearwater, Fla., will make her first journey into orbit on space shuttle Discovery's upcoming mission to the International Space Station. She will live and work aboard the station for three months. Discovery is targeted to launch at 1:36 a.m. EDT, Aug. 25, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To cover the launch on-site, U.S. reporters must request Kennedy credentials online at: https://media.ksc.nasa.govStott is one of seven astronauts who will fly on...

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2006-07-10 15:48:11

NASA will test concepts for future space exploration this month by sending three astronauts and an oceanographer on a mission to an underwater laboratory off the coast of Florida. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata will lead the crew on a seven-day undersea mission July 22 to 28 aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aquarius underwater laboratory. NASA astronauts Andrew J. Feustel and Karen L. Nyberg, and Karen Kohanowich, deputy...


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Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Michael Gernhardt
2012-10-18 12:01:17

Michael Gernhardt is a NASA astronaut. He was born Michael Landon Gernhardt on May 4, 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio. He was raised there and graduated from Malabar High School in 1974. He then went on to attend Vanderbilt University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1978. While at Vanderbilt, Gernhardt began working as a professional diver and project engineer on multiple underwater oil field construction and repair projects around the world. During this time, he completed...

Daniel M. Tani
2012-09-17 10:41:06

On February 1st, 1961, Daniel Tani was born to Rose and Henry N. Tani of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. He and his family later moved to Lombard, Illinois where he graduated high school from Glenbard East High School. In 1979, Tani started his studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1984 he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his master’s, specializing in human factors and group decision making, in 1988. During his time at MIT, Tani was a Brother of...

Andrew Feustel
2012-09-17 09:28:01

Andrew Feustel is a NASA astronaut and an American Geophysicist. He was born Andrew J. (Drew) Feustel on August 25, 1965 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan. He graduated from Lake Orion High School and subsequently received an Associate’s degree from Oakland Community College. During this time, he worked at International Autoworks as an auto mechanic. He then transferred to Purdue University, where joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served as a...

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