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:    


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This may be training but it sounds like so much fun and so interesting. Just to get this straight, Serena is the one who just got married, who's a medical doctor, and who's also an astronaut. Is that correct? Cordella

mary kennedy said...

Maggie, this is amazing! What terrific photos, very exciting. I had goose bumps just thinking of her being "under the sea."

Fred said...

Maggie, very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

And by the way, today's Jumble word game is NASA related. www.jumble.com

Nicole said...

That is so cool! Thanks for sharing the pics and the link! :-)

Cozy in Texas said...

How exciting
Ann

Maggie Sefton said...

Right on all counts, Cordella. :) Serena is a Doctor of Internal Medicine. And also, a NASA Astronaut. I still remember when she was a little girl of 9 or 10, sitting on the floor watching a NASA rocket take off with the Space Shuttle. She decided she wanted to become an astronaut then. :) It was a lifelong dream. But first, she got her University degree in Pre-Med. Then 4 years of Medical School, then 3 years of training in Internal Medicine, then a year as a Chief Resident, then another 2 years training in Aeronautical Medicine, then finally she started with NASA. Wow. . .time flies. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

You're welcome, Mary. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Hey, there, Fred! How are you? Do you still have two pups? How are they?

Maggie Sefton said...

You're welcome, Nicole. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

It sure is. :)

Anonymous said...

So, I'm guessing that the dictionary has her picture next to the definition of "over-achiever."

Aurian said...

Wow Maggie, that is amazing. And a good thing Astronauts can't have claustrofobia!