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Chris, I read that NEEMO might be having some funding issues due to budget cuts.  Do you know anything about that?
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Offline Chris Bergin

Chris, I read that NEEMO might be having some funding issues due to budget cuts.  Do you know anything about that?

I bloody hope not Ben! Not heard that news myself, and it can't cost that much because it's co-sponsored by the marine side.

That'd be shocking. Do you have any links about that?

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Chris, I read that NEEMO might be having some funding issues due to budget cuts.  Do you know anything about that?

I bloody hope not Ben! Not heard that news myself, and it can't cost that much because it's co-sponsored by the marine side.

That'd be shocking. Do you have any links about that?

I read that the Aquarius reef base itself may be closed due to lack of funding! :o

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6076/1556
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Another article regarding funding problems for Aquarius Reef Base, this one from a local Keys newspaper - not looking good:

http://keysnews.com/node/39784

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Chris, I read that NEEMO might be having some funding issues due to budget cuts.  Do you know anything about that?

Just an update on this, but it looks like Aquarius will be closing down for good at the end of this year - so NEEMO 16 was likely the final NEEMO. :(

http://www.nature.com/news/end-of-an-age-for-aquarius-1.11058
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Rats.

Another of my favorite NASA projects cancelled.

I know it is heresy here, but HSF could have no rockets at all and probably have got us a lot closer to colonizing another world by concentrating on a self sufficient manned+teleoperated base on the ocean floor.

Also, the next time BP does a boo-boo, NASA could spring into action with a battlecry like "Thunderbirds are GO!" and go and fix the thing, and send BP the bill. Instant 40 billion profit.  ::)

Rats.

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Rats.

Another of my favorite NASA projects cancelled.


Aquarius is a NOAA facility, NASA just gets to use it on occasion in conjunction with NOAA.
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Save Aquarius!

http://www.indiegogo.com/SaveARB?a=1112886

Hi, just came across this Kickstarter concept. Im quite enthusiastic about it because I would like to put my money where my mouth is, but when the smallest thing costs a hundred million, what is the point? I only have beer money! Like the x-prize I think this concept can have a much larger payback than the money you put in, because a small bit of investment might encourage some graduate in this direction, and then you have just brought yourself a lifetimes's research.

I just threw a tiny bit of money at a "fusion propulsion" concept (which I doubt will produce a fusion rocket but may encourage someone on to a Phd), and then had a look around for other kickstarter-like fundraisers. I found this one.

I would like to see more fundraisers like this where a few tens of dollars from several thousands of people might make a difference. Initially we may shoot money in silly directions but it will mature, and it is not like sending your life savings off to nigeria ;)

The money is so small that really it is just a statement that these things matter to you. Maybe someone is listening.

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Any news on the next NEEMO?

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Any news on the next NEEMO?

I dont know about another NEEMO, but Aquarius was saved when it was transferred to Florida International University"

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/its-official-aquarius-reef-base-still-in-business
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Next NEEMO will be start next Monday  :D

Training name was changed.
Not NEEMO, that's Space Environment Analog for Testing EVA Systems & Training (SEATEST)-II.

From Sep. 10th to 14th.
Live streaming video feed from Aquarius!
http://aquarius.fiu.edu/

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