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Very promising for British human spaceflight.

Link to the slides from the presentation at the UK Space Conference - http://www.ukspace2015.co.uk/presentations/39

and the BBC article with some additional information - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-33606458

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On weekends, they should charge the public to be able to dive in it - I'd happily pay for an "EVA experience"!
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Well, the artist's conception there has low and high diving boards, so why not?  In fact, the diving boards and lack of any space hardware in the pool made me wonder if the illustration actually went with the story...
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Well, the artist's conception there has low and high diving boards, so why not?  In fact, the diving boards and lack of any space hardware in the pool made me wonder if the illustration actually went with the story...

There is a yellow crane at the deep end of the pool. It is unusual for swimming pools to have cranes but would make adding space hardware much simpler.

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Blue Abyss UK HSF project - the UK's very own NBL
« Reply #5 on: 04/06/2016 04:41 PM »
Somehow I'd forgotten about this project - which is surprising since I commented on it at the time! - but anyway, today I saw that the Blue Abyss project have released their first concept image of the pool complete with ISS mock-up (attached).

I really hope this great project goes ahead, just imagine what a great space outreach tool this could be, allowing kids and the general public to experience first-hand the process of planning and executing an EVA for themselves, as well as potentially making the UK a future center of excellence for commercial and governmental astronaut training and space environment simulation and research.

http://blueabyss.uk/index.php/news-section/blue-abyss-blog/665-one-step-closer
« Last Edit: 04/06/2016 05:00 PM by Space Pete »
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Online Chris Bergin

Re: Blue Abyss UK HSF project - the UK's very own NBL
« Reply #6 on: 04/06/2016 05:00 PM »
Great to hear this is moving forward! Changed the main title as it's now more specific.

Offline Space Pete

Re: Blue Abyss UK HSF project - the UK's very own NBL
« Reply #7 on: 06/27/2017 03:11 PM »
Blue Abyss to be located at the former RAF Henlow (to close by 2020) in Bedfordshire.

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ANNOUNCEMENT The world’s first commercial space and deep sea centre to locate at RAF Henlow http://blueabyss.uk
https://twitter.com/BlueAbyssDiving/status/879669568385495041


« Last Edit: 06/27/2017 03:12 PM by Space Pete »
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