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Synonyms for aquanaut

an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder


a skilled worker who can live in underwater installations and participate in scientific research

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The morning of Powell's departure was, like nearly all Arizona mornings, clear and beautiful; I could see him and his little pack animals picking their way down the mountainside toward the valley, and all during the morning I would catch occasional glimpses of them as they topped a hog back or came out upon a level plateau.
Under the clear rays of the Arizona moon lay Powell, his body fairly bristling with the hostile arrows of the braves.
It was now morning, and, with the customary lack of dawn which is a startling characteristic of Arizona, it had become daylight almost without warning.
Instantly my brain cleared and there swept back across the threshold of my memory the vivid picture of the horrors of that ghostly Arizona cave; again, as on that far-gone night, my muscles refused to respond to my will and again, as though even here upon the banks of the placid Hudson, I could hear the awful moans and rustling of the fearsome thing which had lurked and threatened me from the dark recesses of the cave, I made the same mighty and superhuman effort to break the bonds of the strange anaesthesia which held me, and again came the sharp click as of the sudden parting of a taut wire, and I stood naked and free beside the staring, lifeless thing that had so recently pulsed with the warm, red life-blood of John Carter.
In early boyhood I tired of the teeming cities and overcrowded rural districts of Arizona.
One of them's got his lungs touched, and she's with 'em down in Arizona campin' out.
You go away for a bit and come back and try to find your old pals, and they're all gone: Ike's in Arizona, Mike's in a sanatorium, Spike's in jail, and nobody seems to know where the rest of them have got to.
In 1969, when footprints were being left on the moon, a program came into existence to go in the other direction with aquanauts.
5 times the normal pressure of Earth allows for unprecedented science and exploration: Regular divers can only stay up to 30 minutes at that depth, yet aquanauts can perform EVAs for up to eight hours a day.
The mission entails long days spent in a mission control room to assist a four-person crew of aquanauts as they perform complex tasks such as assembling coral tree nurseries, simulating space walks and testing software for managing operations.
The company said its clinical devices and patient portal software will enable NASA to monitor the health of the aquanauts in real-time during the 16-day mission.
The documentary, called The Aquanauts Oman, was screened for the first time publicly at the Oman Film Society on Wednesday night with special guests Hans-Christian Freiherr von Reibnitz, German ambassador to Oman, and Dr Khalid Al Zadjali, Chairman of the Oman Film Society.
Some of the toughest and more unusual conditions are currently experienced by today's underwater aquanauts.
He spends time with aquanauts who volunteer to have their bodies super-compressed so they can dive for as long as they want without worrying about compression sickness.
The aquanauts were scheduled to return to Islamorada Wednesday after spending 31 days living and working in a school bus-sized laboratory that sits 63 feet (19 meters) below the ocean's surface.