Oceanology: Deep Thoughts

Commander Scott Carpenter is a man of extremes. He has orbited the earth three times as an astronaut, and last week he returned from living a record 30 days beneath the sea as an aquanaut. After surfacing from the Navy's Sealab II off the coast of Southern California, the versatile Carpenter made the inevitable comparison. "The sea" he said, "is a more hostile environment than space." He could also proudly report that the men of Sealab II stood up surprisingly well under the unusual stresses of the deep; they proved that man...

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