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Jun 08 2022


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



The Ben Franklin Submersible

June 8, 2022 at 6pm
Don Kazmir

The Ben Franklin Submersible: A 30-Day Mission

About the Lecture

Many years ago, deep ocean exploration was done by ships using sensors sent deep into the water. In the 1960’s explorers began using manned submersibles for dives of just a few hours. Eventually, famed explorer Jacques Piccard, who believed that to really study the deep ocean it would be necessary to actually live there for a long period of time and in a comfortable environment, designed the Ben Franklin submersible. The presentation will touch on the design of the submarine followed by a review of the 30-day Gulfstream Drift Mission.

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Don Kazmir, Former Pilot, Ben Franklin Submersible and member of the 30-day Gulfstream Drift Mission Team.

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