NEEMO's Undersea Operations: Making Telemedicine a Long Distance Reality

" It gives new meaning to the term "housecall", but aquanauts aboard NASA (news - web sites)'s undersea research station, Aquarius, have performed simulated medical procedures with the help of a Canadian doctor 1300 miles away.

The 11-day mission, which ends October 21, is a trial run for telemedicine techniques that could be used in emergencies on the International Space Station (news - web sites) or on future missions to the Moon or Mars.";e=3&ncid=