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Aquarius Reef Base

The Meeting of Inner and Outer Space

Clayton Anderson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

Returning to the Aquarius underwater habitat and Reef Base having spent actual time living and working in outer space, I found that its remarkable suitability as a perfect analogy to spaceflight was now clearly evident.

Cousteau Grandson To Attempt Record 31 Days Underwater In Florida Keys

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2013 | Miami

* Cousteau's team will visit Aquarius lab off Key Largo * Will explore, teach and "take the ocean's pulse" * Celebrity v...

Thrilling News For Ocean Research

Posted 03.11.2013 | Miami

The world's coolest laboratory may be saved after all. Florida International University president Mark B. Rosenberg announced in a spring "welcome...

From 60 Feet Below the Waves to the Nation's Capital

Mera McGrew | Posted 10.06.2012 | DC
Mera McGrew

In its 2013 $5 billion budget request, NOAA has stripped the $3 million funding it would take to operate Aquarius for the year, ensuring the closure of this one of a kind underwater laboratory, potentially as early as next month if no new funding comes through.

The Closure Of Aquarius Reef Base And America's Scientific Ambitions

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Ben Hellwarth

The looming closure of America's last underwater base has caused too little scandal and not enough discussion of the future of scientific exploration.