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American Experience: Sealab

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 9pm: Discover the forgotten story of the U.S. Navy's "Aquanauts," who pioneered undersea exploration.

American Experience: Sealab

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In 1969 off the California coast, a US Navy crane carefully lowered a massive tubular structure into the waters. An audacious feat of engineering — a pressurized underwater habitat, designed for an elite group of divers to spend days or even months at a stretch living and working on the ocean floor. The little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance.

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