While the "Space Race" captured the public's attention in the 1960's, another frontier beckoned: the inner space of the world's oceans. Featured on this DVD are six rare films showing some of the technologies developed to explore the ocean deep. Watch as U.S. Navy aquanauts live and work in the SEALAB I + II habitats, and see future astronaut Scott Carpenter as he sets an endurance record: thirty days at 200 feet below.
See the Aluminaut, a mini-submarine which helped retrieve a lost atomic bomb off the coast of Spain in 1966, as it probes the ocean floor. Witness the launching of Mystic, one of the two Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles (DSRVs) developed to free trapped crewmen from a disabled submarine. The DVD concludes with a technical film which reveals the techniques used to raise a sunken submarine. Many of these films have never been available to the public...until now!
Digitally remastered and restored from original 16mm prints, many of these films have never been available to the public. Some have only recently been declassified. Please note: because of age and rarity of these films, image quality and sound can vary.
Run time is about 120 minutes in B+W and color. Format is NTSC DVD.