Photos: NASA goes underseas to moon walk

Photos: NASA goes underseas to moon walk

Summary: Three NASA astronauts and a Cincinnati doctor are living and working under the ocean this month to test space medicine concepts and moon-walking techniques.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Surveying and mapping

    NEEMO-9 astronaut/aquanaut Nicole P. Stott and University of Cincinnati physician Tim Broderick perform survey and mapping activities using a navigational device to record the coordinates of landmarks of interest within a 150-foot radius of Aquarius.

  • The wet porch

    Stott and Garan welcome a fellow aquanaut arriving with camera in the wet porch of the Aquarius undersea habitat. The wet porch is the entrance and exit for the underwater laboratory. Similar to an upside-down empty glass submerged in water, it uses atmospheric pressure to keep the ocean out of the habitat. In the foreground, wet suits drip as they dry out.

  • Preparing the 18-day stay

    Crew members prepare for their stay inside the Aquarius Underwater Laboratory. Williams leads the crew of four, which includes Garan, Stott and Broderick. NEEMO 9 is a cooperative project of NASA, NOAA, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery in Canada.

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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