The History of Diving Museum (HDM) is excited to announce a new addition to its Aquanauts to Astronauts Featured Exhibit. With the assistance of Adele Luta, Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Project Manager at Oceaneering International, HDM has received a safety tether used to secure astronauts during spacewalks. In the exhibit, visitors will also see astronaut training equipment, flight suits, and many more artifacts from multiple space missions.
Aquanauts to Astronauts will be on display through December 31st. It explores the fascinating connections between diving and space travel. This complex story includes how astronauts are often trained for spacewalks underwater, in comparable spacesuits at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab or perform missions living in isolated underwater habitats to prepare humans for extended time in space. Special weighting is even used to simulate low gravity on alien worlds. Learn more about the aquanaut training facility located right here in the Florida Keys, and as well as many other fascinating stories and parallels.
The Museum offers presentations and guided tours that are perfect for groups and schools visiting the Florida Keys. Need a speaker for a monthly dive club meeting? Bring Museum in Motion virtual programming to your location. These can focus on the wonders of Aquanauts to Astronauts, as well as other topics, right to you. If you are interested in scheduling a program, please contact [email protected].
Planning a trip to the Museum? Visit DivingMuseum.org for more details, admission prices, coupons, special events and a list of upcoming free Immerse Yourself presentations. Not in the Florida Keys? The History of Diving Museum’s YouTube channel hosts a multitude of videos and recordings from previous lecture series, including last month’s, featuring Adele speaking on Packing for a Spacewalk.
The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Islamorada (MM83). Divers and non-divers alike are amazed by over 4,000 years of “the quest to explore under the sea.” The Museum has 14 core exhibits plus two annual limited-time Featured Exhibits as well as a Museum Store with unique gifts. Dive in today, get involved, become a member or shop online.