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2014-06-02 12:22:29

MIAMI, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DOXA was chosen to provide the official timepieces for Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31, to be conducted this June on Aquarius, the only undersea marine habitat and lab in the world, located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The 31-day underwater mission will set a new submersion record for human oceanic exploration. DOXA will also set a record for the longest continuously submerged dive watch. Cousteau's mission began on June 1, 2014 and...

Scott Carpenter Pioneered Exploration In Space And The Oceans
2013-10-28 06:38:26

NASA As the second American to orbit the Earth and one of the "Original 7" Mercury astronauts, Scott Carpenter was one of the icons of NASA's early efforts to explore the new frontier of space. Carpenter died Oct. 11, at the age of 88 from complications following a recent stroke. He had been living in Vail, Colo. “The world mourns the passing of Scott Carpenter," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. "As one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was in the first vanguard of...

Hatches Close On Aquarius Lab, Possibly For The Last Time
2012-07-23 14:13:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Aquanauts could now officially be a thing of the past, as Sunday saw the doors of the undersea research lab Aquarius Reef Base close for the last time. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) lab was established in 1986, and operated around the U.S. Virgin Islands for over two decades at 60 feet below the surface of the ocean. Federal budget cuts have left the Aquarius lab without its $3 million annual funding,...

Neemo Crew Resurface From Their Underwater World
2012-07-02 03:00:04

[ Watch the Video ] ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his Neemo crewmates resurfaced recently after spending 12 days underwater off Florida´s Atlantic coast. The aquanauts tested equipment and techniques for future space exploration as well as finding time for educational experiments. Although only 20 m under the Atlantic Ocean, the voyage home took 17 hours. Living underwater requires a long decompression to allow the aquanauts´ bodies to adapt to normal surface pressure. Being...

NEEMO Ends Early Due To Hurricane Rina
2011-10-27 05:07:01

NASA said on Wednesday that its 15th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) ended earlier than planned due to Hurricane Rina. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) determined Rina posed a risk to the safety of the mission taking place near Key largo, Florida. The six aquanauts of the NEEMO crew left the facility and returned to the surface of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Wednesday. The crew kicked off the mission on October 20 after...


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