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Nicole Stott

The more time you spend there, the more time you have to take it in, the more you can’t help looking beyond the beauty and thinking about the things that we struggle with down there – the view from on ...

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Splashdown +10 days

Waterlab was the focus of our morning today. Ron and Dave went out on the SL17 rigs and Lunar space suit back pack simulators, and Tim and I provided the ROV setup and IV support. With direction from us inside the habitat and from the crew, the ExPOC operated the ROV in a surveillance mode for the operation. We now ...Keep Reading

Splashdown +9 days

It was pretty exciting to me to be here living and working on Aquarius on the 25th anniversary of STS-1. Makes me think about how far we've come with the space program, and how much we have to look forward to with the future exploration plans --- and it's pretty cool to be participating in a NEEMO mission that is ...Keep Reading

Splashdown +8 days

We woke up this morning and Tim and Ross showed us video of an amazing sight they had through the viewport window late last night. At night most of the lights are turned down in the habitat, but not off completely in case of an emergency. But it is much darker inside than during the day. At night there are ...Keep Reading

Splashdown +7 days

With the expert assistance of Jim and Ross, Tim and I got suited up first thing in the SL17 rig. Today was the first day of constructing Waterlab. Waterlab is a pvc structure that we put together to simulate a construction task in space. For our exploration analog we're treating Waterlab as our communication tower. We enjoyed the time we ...Keep Reading