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HHP Alumnus Dr. Andrew Abercromby set to begin a 14 day mission on NEEMO, NASA's underwater research laboratory.

HHP Alumnus Dr. Andrew Abercromby has been selected as a NEEMO-14 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) aquanaut to work in the Aquarius habitat, which is 60 ft underwater about 4 miles offshore from Key Largo, Florida. 

Dr. Abercromby is a Project Manager with NASA's EVA Physiology Systems and Performance Project (EPSP)

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An Aquanaut conducts an underwater experiment on a previous NEEMO Mission (Img courtesy: NASA JSC)

 

Dr. Abercromby is a 2006 graduate of the Ph.D. program in Kinesiology and has been honored as a HHP Distinguished Alumnus in 2007. 

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Dr. Charles Layne with Dr. Andrew Abercromby at the COE STARS Banquet in 2007. Dr. Abercromby received the HHP Distinguished Alumni Award in front of a packed house which included his mother and other relatives from Scotland.

 

In addition to being selected for a NEEMO project. Dr. Abercromby has also served on NASA's Robot Recon team, on the Pavilion Lake Research Project  and on the Haughton-Mars Project north of the Arctic Circle

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Dr. Andrew Abercromby (right) at the Haughton-Mars Project Research Station
(Img: HMPResearchStation's Flickr photostream)