A submarine named Alvin

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3 Responses to “A submarine named Alvin”

  1. Nagurski says:

    What would we know about the deep oceans, with all their mystery, undiscovered alien (to drylanders) life forms, and critical effect on life on mother earth if we had given 1/10 of NASA’s budget to deep-sea explorers instead of making them continually retrofit fifty year old technology?

  2. NelC says:

    Here‘s a link to a time-lapse video of an earlier dis-assembly of Alvin.

  3. valdis says:

    Some designs Just Work, and give better bang for the buck if just given a technology refresh every decade or two.  Alvin is one example.  The Soviet Soyuz orbiter and launch system is another example – first launched in 1967, and still a workhorse with a good safety record.

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