back to article Sole British 'naut Major Tim embarks on NASA deep space mission

Blighty's one and only astronaut, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency, has just embarked on a bold mission into an environment where few human beings have ever ventured: that of the saturation diver, semi-permanently adapted to life under high pressure and able to survive only deep underwater or inside pressurised containers …

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Backronym

"NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) "

Someone must have really worked at getting that backronym!

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One of a kind som other time

Cousteau operated a whole list of habitats like that including a whole small "underwater city" in the Red Sea 40 or so years ago. So did US Navy, germans and a few others.

This NASA habitat is a small remnant of the glorious past compared to Sealab 2-3 (in size) or Conshelf 3 (in depth - 300m). It is a pity - we still know about the deep sea less than we know about the surface of the moon and we still do so little about it.

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Re: One of a kind som other time

Sorry metric-imperial mis-hap, Conshelf 3 was at 100m (300 feet) which is still impressive even by today's standards.

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Ground Control to Major Tim

+1 for the subhead

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Paris Hilton

DONT LET THE BASTARD DRIVE

HELL WRECK THE SPACESHIP BECAUSE HELL TRY TO DRIVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE

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CAPS and down votes are your badge of honor. I salute you

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Re: DONT LET THE BASTARD DRIVE

Dear El Reg,

Could you please make it possible to "ignore" all posts from a specific commentard so I don't have to see them.

Thanks.

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Re: DONT LET THE BASTARD DRIVE

LET ME KNOW HOW THAT TURNS OUT MARTIN BURDEN I KNOW ONE TOO

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Hippy song time

All together now... "This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Age of Aquarius..."

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Film script: Finding NEEMO.

<Opening Credits>

"It's straight down, you can't miss it."

<The End>

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