The last day of formal training started out with a briefing for the entire NURC crew explaining the goals of all the scientific experimentation that we will conduct on the mission. After our morning briefs we headed out to a shallow reef to check out the dive helmets (SuperLite 17) that we will use on our sea walks. The area that we were in was close enough to see the work that was going on to prepare the habitat for our mission. The sea was very rough and the guys were working hard to get everything ready.
It is really awe-inspiring to see the incredible number of people that it takes to put this mission together. The hard work, professionalism, and dedication of everyone involved is truly amazing.