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Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

Video: TV Show Features Bermuda Storyline

The Astronaut Wives Club –an American period drama television series that debuted last month on ABC — recently included an episode that saw Bermuda play a key role as the show focused on the Sealab project, which took place only a few miles off the island in the 1960s. The mission saw an underwater habitat submerged into the Atlantic Ocean... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Feature SEALAB Journalist

BUEI Talks To Feature SEALAB Journalist

Ben Hellwarth, a veteran journalist, interviewed many SEALAB participants and uncovered lost documents to write about this lesser-known U.S. venture, much of which took place off the shores of Bermuda, with an upcoming entry in the BUEI Talks series to focus on his work, dubbed “Underwater Space Stations in Bermuda – The Story of SEALAB.’ Mr.... Read more of this article

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

A symposium was held last week in Panama City, Florida in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Sealab 1 mission, which took place only a few miles off the coast of Bermuda. The mission saw an underwater habitat, dubbed Sealab 1, submerged into the Atlantic by the United States Navy in order to research the effects of extended periods... Read more of this article

Helium Played Dual Role In Sealab Experiment

Helium Played Dual Role In Sealab Experiment

While it is probably best known for giving people squeaky voices when we inhale it, helium has also been used extensively within so-called “breathing gas,” an atmospheric mixture used for human respiration when it otherwise wouldn’t be possible. In 1964, during a series of tests run by the United States Navy, Bermuda’s waters... Read more of this article

Sealab Restoration Project For 50th Anniversary

Sealab Restoration Project For 50th Anniversary

The Florida-based Man in the Sea Museum is raising funds to restore Sealab 1, the world’s first underwater living facility which was lowered off the coast of Bermuda in 1964. The summer will mark the 50th anniversary of Sealab 1, which saw four aquanauts live undersea for over a week in Bermuda’s waters, in what was a ground breaking experiment... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

An underwater experiment that began off Bermuda in 1964 and was purported to have ended with the death of an aquanaut in 1969 yielded techniques which the U.S. Navy used during the Cold War. In 1964, SeaLab I was lowered a few miles off the coast of Bermuda, with the experimental underwater habitat developed by the U.S. Navy to research the effects... Read more of this article

Bermuda Lab Inspires Underwater Colony

Bermuda Lab Inspires Underwater Colony

A Florida scientist has updated a US Navy experiment first conducted off Bermuda in 1964 and is planning to establish the first permanent undersea colony. National Aeronautics & Space Agency contract manager Dennis Chamberland — who has designed prototypes of advanced life support systems for the moon and Mars — plans to head a group... Read more of this article