First link-up between a submersible and the International Space Station

Last updated: June 8, 2018 at 15:14 pm

January 26, 2007 — While diving in the Alvin submersible on the East Pacific Rise, WHOI marine biologist Tim Shank compared notes on science in extreme environments and on the value of firsthand human exploration with astronaut Sunita Williams as she orbited on the International Space Station. The call was broadcast (tape-delayed) on NASA TV immediately following the conclusion of a space station status briefing.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. From the Seafloor to the Space Station

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