Underwater jetpacks with Neemo

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A Neemo aquanaut with jetpack used to move underwater.

Neemo missions train astronauts for life in space. Living and working in an underwater base is similar to life on a space station. During a 12-day mission, ESA astronaut Tim Peake and six crewmates lived in cramped conditions, performed ‘waterwalks’ and had to solve problems as a team to test equipment and techniques for future space exploration.

The underwater base is almost 20 m under the sea off the coast of Florida.

Credits: NASA

29 June 2012
ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his Neemo crewmates resurfaced last week after spending 12 days underwater off Florida’s Atlantic coast. The aquanauts tested equipment and techniques for future space exploration as well as finding time for educational experiments.

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Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) – 2Q2012 Dividend & Earnings Report

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Hamilton, Bermuda, June 29, 2012.

Nordic American Tankers Limited today announced that it expects to release its 2nd quarter 2012 report Tuesday August 7, 2012, before the opening of trading at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). At that date the quarterly amount of dividend is expected to be announced. The record date is expected to be August 17, 2012, and the payment of dividend is expected to take place on or about August 30, 2012.

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Day 1 MMRC – AY Race Report

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Pulau Indah, Selangor (June 29th): At the skippers briefing, Datuk Peter Gilmour (Advisor to the Monsoon Cup) encouraged sailors to take the next step forward in their sailing pursuits and outlined how match racing, above all other sailing disciplines has helped sailors get a leg up into the pinnacle of sailing events like the America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. The fleet is reduced to six teams as Nurul Ain Md.Isa (Ri-Yaz Heritage Sailing Team) is tied up training sailors for SUKMA (Malaysian Games). Confidence is high and the skippers know what they have to do to progress onto the next round. Despite a poor weather forecast, a South Easterly breeze materialised which averaged 10 knots throughout the day and enabled skippers to stem the quick flowing out going tide in the afternoon session.

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CLIPPER 11-12: RACE 13 – NOVA SCOTIA TO DERRY-LONDONDERRY – DAY 14

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Gold Coast Australia wins Race 13 into Derry-Londonderry

Crossing the finish line off Greencastle on the north Irish coast at 0237 GMT this morning, Gold Coast Australia secured its eleventh win in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race after a 2,350 mile tough upwind battle across the North Atlantic.

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The Annual Weston-super-Mare Big Swim in aid of the RNLI. More people have climbed Everest than have swum this course.

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competitors in last year’s swim before the Race

On August 12th a group of hardy swimmers will brave the open seas in a sponsored swim in aid of the RNLI, the charity which saves lives at sea. Over £25,000 has been raised in the years since the race began

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Tough At The Top — Audi Melges 32 European Championship

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Porto Cervo, Italy – The first day of the Audi Melges 32 European Championship, an event organized by Plan-B Sport & Events in collaboration with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Melges Europe, started a couple of hours late due to the almost total absence of wind, but finished with a full schedule of three windward-leeward races. In the end, three teams lead the top of provisional ranking: Andrea Pozzi’s Bombarda leads thanks to a bullet in the second race; second is Wolfgang Stolz’s Opus One and third is Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino. All three are at 15 points.

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