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A House Under The Ocean

For two months in 1969, four American scientists lived and worked continuously 15m under the sea, in Lameshur Bay off the Virgin Islands.
The habitat consisted of two 5.4m-high air-filled cylindrical tanks, with living quarters, a laboratory and communications centre, a room for airconditioning equipment and a freezer, and a wet room which opened directly into the sea through a hatch. Fresh water, air, electricity and communication links were supplied through a thick cord connected to a barge above water.
The aquanauts remained physically healthy but some could not stand the stress of isolation.

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