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We completed field experiments on Wednesday as sea conditions has been worsening for a couple of days.
Aquarius’ second mission of 2010 concluded successfully on Sunday May 23rd, 2010
Aquarius’ second mission of 2010 concluded successfully on Sunday May 23rd,
Today we had our last dives in the ‘special diving’ helmets. They are super, but they are not light at all.
NEEMO 14 training began today! While you wait for fresh photos from this week,
Mission day 8 draws to a close and it is clear to see that we still have some of the coolest jobs on and off the planet.
In the last report we showed you some work going on near the habitat to prepare for work at a remote worksite.
NEEMO gets wheels! Today was the second day of lunar spacewalks and our first day of lunar construction.
The Exploration EVAs started in earnest on Saturday, Mission Day 6.
Our third day on the surface of Carpenter Basin started with a planning conference with our NEEMO mission control.
The last full day of a saturation dive – one in which you’ve absorbed too much nitrogen to return quickly to the surface-
Our first breakfast on the reef was followed by our first heavy work of the mission:
The 13th NEEMO mission and 90th mission for Aquarius ended today with “splashup” at ~ 8:45 am
Today we started preparing for autonomous operations.
Today we began autonomous operations, as a lunar habitat on the moon or Mars will one day operate.
While we’re gearing up for the NEEMO 14 mission (May 10),
We continue to have a very smooth NEEMO 13 mission unfolding in the Carpenter Basin
The mission is unfolding smoothly so far on Mission Day 3,
The last few days of a saturation mission always come faster than you expect.
Science Update for Monday, August 23
Our mission is beginning to wind down; only one more full dive-day left.
Love was in the air (so to speak) on Conch Reef this afternoon.
Science Update for Friday, August 20
Science is progressing here at Aquarius. Steve and Tse-Lynn finished hammering the last of the cages onto the reef.
Today (Tuesday 17 August 2010) was the first day of Aquarius August saturation mission
If you have read Saul’s post, then you know our day on Tuesday was occupied with safety drills with the crew
When I mention that I’m a field marine biologist, I often get ribbed about being paid to vacation.
As a new habitat technician, my primary focus is on the safety of our users.
We are officially in the last couple days of our underwater stay.
It’s great to be back in Aquarius on a mission. It’s the first science mission of the year and things are running smoothly so far.
Before we could be recognized as full fledged Aquanauts, we have to be completely saturated