From the Deepest depths
to space. Today, a first in deep sea and space exploration. At approximately 2:30 pm est, biologist Tim Shank will place a call to Sumita Williams. Tim will be in the deep-sea submersible Alvin and Sumita is on board the International Space station. The call will be recorded. From the website:
He is two miles under water; she is 200 miles up in
the atmosphere. He works in a small, confined space, looking out
onto a vast, unpopulated expanse--and so does she. He is out of
the reach of sunlight, buried in a blanket of constant darkness,
she sees the Sun rise 15 times a day...if she has any time to
look for it. Both are explorers of the last frontiers.
Marine biologist Tim Shank, diving in the Alvin submersible,
will compare notes on life, science, and exploration with
astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams as she orbits on the
International Space Station.
Follow this link to hear the conversation and questions.