6 Mission Specialist Nick Patrick stretches his
calves in a neutrally buoyant environment. |
note: Marc Reagan is the mission director for the NEEMO 6 mission.
This is the ninth of a series of daily reports documenting the undersea
activities of the NEEMO 6 crew and its Topside Team of supporters
in Key Largo, Florida.
The NEEMO 6
mission ended yesterday morning on a gorgeous, flat calm Florida
day. The crew finished deco and were guided slowly to the surface
by a pair of safety divers. They "splashed up" at approximately
9:00 am. All were healthy and in great spirits. They enjoyed a leisurely
lunch of Thai food and spent the afternoon unwinding and resting.
We all participated in the splashup party with many of the local
people that have supported us in the last few weeks to celebrate
the success of the mission. The party took place at a private residence
on the ocean, and we all observed a moment of silence at sunset
while 7 white doves were released in honor of the Columbia crew.
They circled overhead a few times, and then disappeared into the
Stay tuned for NEEMO 7, our first international
mission, which will be focused on telemedicine and telerobotic operations.
We are already gearing up for it, as it starts in October.
- NEEMO Topside