Spacecraft Reef

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    If you are a deep-sea diver looking to do something a little different, you might like to check out the underwater Spacecraft Cemetery. Ok, it's a little remote - 2400 miles due east of the capital of New Zealand in the South Pacific and it's a little deep at 2.4 miles, but, hey, that is closer than space! There are actual spacecraft there such as the complete MIR space station and oddities such as The Progress, a cargo spacecraft filled with 'waste.' Soon to follow may be the International Space Station itself. At that depth, you won't find much coral, but a blobfish in a space suit would be a nice pic.

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    More:
    http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/spacecraft-cemetery
    http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-spacecraft-cemetery.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacecraft_cemetery
    http://www.space.com/12452-international-space-station-ocean-grave-russia-nasa.html
     
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  3. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    I would like to see a SPS reef on the spacestation. I wonder how the lack of gravity would affect corals in general.
     
  4. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Good luck keeping them in water, Powerheads would just blow it all away.
     
  5. stepho

    stepho Panda Puffer

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    It would obviously have to be a sealed system. Lol
     
  6. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Don't ruin my fun ;) imagine just a glob of water with some SPS growing in it on a space station lol