Irma battered, but didn’t beat, this beloved underwater lab

Miami Herald, 09/27/2017

Aquanauts gather outside the Florida International University’s Aquarius underwater lab off Key Largo in this undated photo by Mark Widick.  Read Article

How to visit the Florida Keys like a NASA aquanaut

Travel & Leisure, 03/06/2017

While civilians will not be able to experience the same extreme conditions as NEEMO’s aquanauts (and really, would you want to?), they can dive close to the station and get a glimpse at how tough astronaut training can be.  Read Article

Living the life sub-aquatic

BBC Radio 4, 03/09/2015

Whatever happened to the dream of living under the sea? Helen Scales investigates.  View Gallery

Incredible underwater shots of astronauts pretending to be in space

Universe Today, 6/12/2014

Astronauts make regular trips into a shallow part of Key Largo to simulate asteroid missions and learn about procedures that could be used in space.  View Gallery

Finding NEEMO

South Florida Sun Sentinel, 11/22/2013

Outside the underwater NOAA Aquarius Reef Base, Boca Raton resident Mark Widick snapped pictures of aquanauts as they drove submarines and bounded across the sea floor, kicking up sand clouds in their wake.  Read Article

‘The Deep and the Shallow’: Cultural Council showcases water photography

Palm Beach Daily News, 12/08/2013

Their subjects are as close to home as the Blue Heron Bridge, or as inaccessible as the Aquarius base off Key Largo, where Mark Widick captures images of National Aeronautics and Space Administration aquanauts conducting experiments associated with space travel.  Read Article

Artful Doctors

Florida Trend, 11/01/2009

His father was an engineer at NASA, so Widick grew up fascinated with the U.S. space program, and with photography. “When I was 11, I was taking pictures of the Apollo 15 launch.” He still has the photo. It’s square with the date printed on it; he took it with a little box camera.  Read Article