Third Try Is a Charm

Charlotte News & Press, January 1969

After another mediocre performance with SEALAB 2 in 1965, the NAVY has decided to give the ocean floor another look. It’s been about four years and marine technology has advanced in ways that an ocean habitat can be equipped with improved computerization, advanced filtration systems, and better facilities for conducting scientific study.

The third, and what promises to be the Navy’s final, ocean station is twice the size of the original station. It will feature independent ballast which will allow the crew to stabilize the habitat on the ocean floor. The Sealab III crew will be captained by returning aquanaut, Clive Fischer. Fischer’s expertise will surely be an asset to the aquanauts as they return to the Pacific shelf.

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