NASA's Other 1969 Mission—to the Bottom of the Ocean

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were walking on the moon, a team of NASA aquanauts spent 30 days in a submarine, drifting along the Gulf Stream for 1,444 miles. This short documentary, Meanwhile, at the Bottom of the Ocean... celebrates the Ben Franklin mission's legacy of oceanic research.

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/nasas-other-1969-mission-to-the-bottom-of-the-ocean/247429/