National Geographic : 1963 Apr
Daring pioneer rests after a historic underwater conquest AT LAST a diver has shown that men can work, eat, and sleep comfortably while submerged 200 feet in the sea. A re markable aluminum pressure chamber de signed by Edwin A. Link made possible Belgian underwater specialist Robert Sten uit's night and day beneath the waves. Thus success marked the first trials of the inge nious Man-in-Sea Project conceived by Mr. Link and supported by your National Geo graphic Society. Here the cylinder lies on the afterdeck of Link's research ship Sea Diver anchored off southern France. M. Stenuit's young wife peers at her husband through a porthole as he completes 651/2 hours of decompression necessary before he can step out. In next month's GEOGRAPHIC the inventor and Lord Kilbracken, British peer who rode aboard Sea Diver, recount the drama of this milestone in man's conquest of the ocean. Share their fascinating narratives with your friends. Use the form below to nominate them for membership in the Society.