Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Under The Sea

by Maggie Sefton

These photos are of my Astronaut daughter Serena all suited up for her excursion under the sea.  Two whole weeks under the sea.  She’ll be participating for 14 days in the  NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 20 expedition slated to begin July 20.

The NEEMO crew and two 

professional habitat technicians will live 62 feet (19 meters) below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in Florida International University’s Aquarius Reef Base undersea research habitat 6.2 miles (5.4 nautical miles) off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.

All of Serena’s nine-member NASA Astronaut team will take turns participating as part of their training and preparation for future Deep Space missions.  They’ll be using tools and techniques being tested for future spacewalks.  

Click on this link to learn more----plus see more photos.  

And, if you really want to see what the crew is up to, check this out-----Link to cameras: