Item Details

Sealab

PBS
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
On a February day in 1969, off the shore of northern California, a U.S. Navy crane carefully lowered 300 tons of metal into the Pacific Ocean. The massive tubular structure was an audacious feat of engineering - a pressurized underwater habitat, complete with science labs and living quarters for an elite group of divers who hoped to spend days or even months at a stretch living and working on the ocean floor. The Sealab project, as it was known, was the brainchild of a country doctor turned naval pioneer who dreamed of pushing the limits of ocean exploration the same way NASA was pushing the limits of space exploration. As Americans were becoming entranced with the effort to land a man on the moon, these divers, including one of NASA's most famous astronauts, were breaking depth barrier records underwater. Sealab tells the little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized the way humans explore the ocean.
Release Date
2019
Run Time
53 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Notes
  • Originally released by PBS, 2019.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 18, 2019.
Contents
Astronaut Turned Aquanaut (2:02); Pioneering Researcher (4:13); Deep Submersion (3:59); Genesis Experiments (5:07); Birth of Sealab (5:36); Living Undersea (4:17); Ocean Conditions (8:09); Groundbreaking Exploration (3:24); Underwater Tragedy (9:35); Sealab Terminated (1:58); Program Legacy (3:34); Credits: Sealab (1:11)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : PBS, [2019]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2019.
Publisher no.
188567 Infobase
Access Restriction
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1 online resource (1 video file (53 min., 25 sec)) : sound.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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