Many, many years ago, I read a book called You Will Live Under The Sea by Fred Phleger.
Since then, I dream frequently about doing exactly that. This children’s book, with its lovely, exciting (to a child,) illustrations, stuck with me over all the years, and I never stopped believing that humans will live under water someday.
Today, I came upon a video from The Weather Channel which featured Fabien Cousteau, grandson of reknowned oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau. The younger Cousteau is preparing for his Mission 31, during which he will live underwater for 31 days, breaking his grandfather’s record of 30 days. Mission 31 will splash down on November 12, 2013, and will be based in NOAA’s Aquarius Undersea Laboratory, located in the Florida Keys National Marine Reserve, 9 miles off Key Largo, Florida. The video is embedded here:
I will post Cousteau’s progress here on Diabetic Redemption. Cousteau and his team will broadcast total coverage of the entire mission, with the exception of one-half day a week, when the cameras will be stilled to allow the team to relax.
I believe it more than ever, now: Someday, we will live under the sea.