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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 +2 days

Today we had a really nice mix of exploration and science activities on our schedule. Very busy, but fun stuff. Today was the first day we got to fly the remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) 'Scuttle' around outside the habitat. We flew it as the operator from inside the habitat and our mission support team flew it as the operator remotely from ...Keep Reading

Splashdown +1 day

Had a great first night's sleep in my Aquarius bunk. If you pay attention during the day, you can hear a constant crackling sound from outside on the hull (sounds a lot like the embers of a fire crackling as it goes out). At night, when everything is quiet and you're lying in your bed, you can't help but hear ...Keep Reading


Splashdown!!!!! (10:37 am) It's still a little hard to believe this day is finally here! This morning we were blessed with a very different sea state than we had during our training week -- it was beautiful! No more than 1-2 foot seas; as far as we were concerned it was like glass. Was so nice to get suited up ...Keep Reading


This morning we met with the entire team for a Mission Briefing -- basically just covered all the different science and exploration objectives for the mission. We followed the briefing with a tour of the decompression chamber they have on site here at the NURC facility. From everything we can see it seems that they are very well prepared to ...Keep Reading