Astronaut-aquanaut connects with space station after deep sea dive

Kathy Sullivan, the first astronaut to dive to Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth, and pilot Victor Vescovo speak to the crew aboard the International Space Station, including NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley and Chris Cassidy, while at sea aboard the DSSV Pressure Drop ship on June 7, 2020. (Image credit: Caladan Oceanic/NASA via

When astronauts aboard the International Space Station call down to Earth, they refer to it as “space to ground.”

For a call they made on June 7, however, a slightly different term was merited.

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