from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A scuba diver trained to work in underwater installations and conduct, assist in, or be a subject of scientific research. Also called oceanaut.
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- n. An underwater explorer.
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- n. an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder
- n. a skilled worker who can live in underwater installations and participate in scientific research
One little boy asked Scott Carpenter how his experiences as an "aquanaut" living inside the experimental underwater habitat Sealab compared to his experiences orbiting the Earth as an astronaut.
International Space Station crew member, is leading the aquanaut team.
The isolation and constrained aquanaut quarters, the harsh environment there are significant risks associated with working underwater, and reduced gravity presents challenges similar to those that will be encountered during a deep space mission.
Wil McCarthy is a rocket guidance engineer, robot designer, nanotechnologist, science-fiction author and occasional aquanaut.
GARY TUCHMAN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Astronaut or aquanaut?
GARY TUCHMAN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Astronaut or aquanaut.
Today, the word is used to coin terms such as astronaut and aquanaut.
On an earlier NEEMO - or NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations - expedition, an aquanaut anchors to a simulated asteroid outside the Aquarius lab.
Chief Schleigh is equipped for his job with the highest possible diving rating, that of aquanaut, or saturation diver.
One problem: Carpenter made the call from an environment with a helium atmosphere; Bond and Carpenter state that the aquanaut was in a decompression chamber .
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