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From the Seafloor to the Space Station

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  • From: Arthur Gaylord <>
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  • Subject: From the Seafloor to the Space Station
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 22:24:21 -0500


I thought the following might be of interest to some of you and perhaps the Internet 2 community. Sometime between Jan. 26-28 there will be a conversation between the deep submersible Alvin on the seafloor and the space station. This is in part brought about due the the fact the one of our Web programmers is the sister of Sunita Williams who is an astronaut on spending 6 months on the space station. The time is a bit uncertain because of the unpredictable schedules on both the space station and Alvin.

The conversation will be broadcast by NASA TV (both TV and Web.) Unfortunately it doesn't directly use Internet 2 but I still thought you might find it interesting. It certainly presents some extremes in human communication. I don't know the exact details of the communications methods being used but it is definitely VoIP of some form.

More info can be found at


Arthur S. Gaylord
Director, Computer and Information Services
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole MA 02543


  • From the Seafloor to the Space Station, Arthur Gaylord, 01/23/2007

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