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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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Another beautiful day in Key Largo. We had our briefing today on the habitat systems and emergency operations. Really a very cool facility. Otter led us through a virtual tour of the facility and gave us a very thorough brief on the layout and system operation. Most of the time the hab techs will be the ones managing any of ...Keep Reading


Started our day again with some more crew pictures, and then off again to some briefings. For the mission we're going to be diving with 2 different kinds of rigs -- a SCUBA setup with a full face comm mask, and a fully enclosed helmet rig called the SL (superlite) 17 that will allow us to walk around on the ...Keep Reading


Day 3 of training. This morning we took our big team picture on one of the dive boats. After that we spent some time with Otter and Ross going over some of the major safety and emergency stuff for the mission. We also talked about the kind of things we can "pot" down with us. Every time they send something ...Keep Reading


Today was our first day of dive training. We started the day with a really nice briefing to introduce all of the NEEMO 9 team members. We have a lot of really interesting and talented people supporting this mission. Jim Buckley and Ross Hein will be our habitat technician crew members. Have only known these guys a couple days, and ...Keep Reading