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NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger talks undersea ‘spacewalks’ at NEEMO 16

Update: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will speak with astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, commander of the 16th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission, and her fellow crewmate Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency at 3:10 p.m. CDT today, June 20, as they perform their final “spacewalk” of the mission, 63 feet below the ocean’s surface.

NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, STS-131 Mission Specialist and Educator Astronaut can add a new title to her NASA career: NEEMO 16 Commander.

On June 11, Metcalf-Lindenburger joined ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and JAXA Astronaut Kimiya Yui along with others to the bottom of the sea to simulate deep-space exploration activities in the 16th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO).

In this video, Metcalf-Lindenburger talked to SPACE.com while outside Aquarius, on a simulated spacewalk.

Read the rest of the SPACE.com article here.

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