1963-01-01

Manned Deep Submersibles as Functional Systems 630254

Man’s knowledge of outer space far surpasses his knowledge of the oceans’ depths, but the development of functional submersibles has provided new pathways to factual information of suboceanic phenomena. These vehicles afford many advantages over remote controlled devices, as this paper points out. However, experience has proved that adequate investigation can be accomplished only by manned vehicles, utilizing trained operators in situ and the uncomparable observational capability of the human eye.

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