• Short Summary

    WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS A SHY, RESPECTABLE YOUNG SWISS SCIENTIST WILL ATTEMPT A DIVE OF ONE-THOUSAND FEET BELOW THE SEA, WEARING ONLY A RUBBER SUIT.

  • Description

    WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS A SHY, RESPECTABLE YOUNG SWISS SCIENTIST WILL ATTEMPT A DIVE OF ONE-THOUSAND FEET BELOW THE SEA, WEARING ONLY A RUBBER SUIT.

    MANY EXPERTS SAY THE DIVE CANNOT BY SUCCESSFUL, BUT THE YOUNG MATHEMATICIAN, HANNES KELLER, IS QUIETLY CONFIDENT. AT HIS MHOME NEAR ZURICH, WHERE HE LIVES WITH HIS MOTHER AND FATHER, HE CLAIMS TO HAVE DISCOVERED THE SECRET WHICH WILL ALLOW HIM TO STAY AT THE CRUSHING DEPTH FOR FIVE MINUTES AND THEN RETURN TO THE SURFACE IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS.

    WHEN A ROYAL NAVY DIVER ESTABLISHED THE CURRENT WORLD DIVING RECORD OF 600 FEET IN 1956 HE SPENT SEVEN HOURS BEING HAULED SLOWLY UP THROUGH THE WATER TO AVOID "THE BENDS", THE DEADLY PARALYSIS CAUSED BY SUDDEN CHANGE CHANGES IN PRESSURE. KELLER USES AN ELECTRIC COMPUTER TO WORK OUT HOW HE SHOULD MIX THE GASES AND ADJUST THE AIR SUPPLY FROM CYLINDERS ON HIS BACK. TRAINING FOR THE OPERATION, CALLED "PRESSURE CHAMBER FLORIDA", HE CLAIMS TO HAVE ALREADY SURVIVED PRESSURE IN A SHORE DIVING VHCHAMBER EQUIVALENT TO A DEPTH OF 1000 FEET. A PRESSURE CHAMBER WILL STAND BY IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES DURING THE DIVE, WHICH WILL BE EITHER OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA, OR AT SANARY ON THE SOUTH COAST OF DFRANCE.

    THE UNITED STATES' NAVY, WHICH FEELS IT WILL BENEFIT GREATLY FROM THE FINDINGS OF THE DIVE, HAS AGREED TO PAY KELLER GBP7,000 FOR THE ATTEMPT. TWENTY-EIGHT YEAR OLD KELLER IS ENGAGED TO A SWISS-JAPANESE GIRL, TZNARA TAKAHASHI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9QOPA72PSKSX7GNTG9EUJC16O
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QOPA72PSKSX7GNTG9EUJC16O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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