• Short Summary

    COMMANDER COSTEAU'S UNDERWATER HOUSE WAS LOADED ABOARD AN ITALIAN FREIGHTER AT NICE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). PRODUCED?

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    COMMANDER COSTEAU'S UNDERWATER HOUSE WAS LOADED ABOARD AN ITALIAN FREIGHTER AT NICE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). PRODUCED BY A TEAM HEADED BY THE FAMOUS UNDERWATER PIONEER, THE HOUSE IS BEING SHIPPED TO THE RED SEA. THERE, AMID IDEAL CONDITIONS, DETAILED EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO FURTHER COSTEAU'S DREAM OF A CITY BENEATH THE SEA.

    KNOWN AS "PRE-CONTINENT 2" THE UNDERWATER HOUSE IS A DEVELOPMENT OF "DIOGENE", THE FIRST HOUSE OF ITS TYPE WHICH WAS DEVELOPED BY COMMANDER COSTEAU AND THE FAMOUS ENGINEER JACQUES PICCARD WITH GOVERNMENT BACKING. IT WAS IN THIS UNDERWATER HOUSE LAST SEPTEMBER AT NICE THAT TWO DIVERS LIVED BELOW THE SURFACE FOR EIGHT DAYS.

    THERE ARE THREE DISTINCT SECTIONS TO "PRE-CONTINENT 2"; A 'GARAGE' AND TWO UNDERWATER HOUSES CONNECTED BY TELEVISION AND TELEPHONES. THE GARAGE, IN COMMON WITH THE ENTIRE PROJECT, IS OF UNUSUAL DESIGN BUT STRICTLY FUNCTIONAL SINCE IT HAS TO RESIST CONSIDERABLE UNDERWATER PRESSURE. THIS REVOLUTIONARY HOUSE WILL BE THE HOME OF 25 DIVERS, AMONG THEM A DOCTOR AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST.

    IN THE RED SEA COMMANDER COSTEAU'S TEAM WILL HAVE A TWO-FOLD TASK. THE FIRST IS TO SURVEY AND EXAMINE THE BED OF THE RED SEA AND THE PROSPECTS OF ESTABLISHING PERMANENT LIFE THERE. THE OTHER ASPECT OF THE EXPERIMENT IS TO IMPROVE THROUGH EXHAUSTIVE TESTS THE EFFICIENCY OF THE DIVER'S EQUIPMENT IN THE PRACTICAL ENVIRONMENT OF "PRE-CONTINENT 2".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQAOAYLSQ8LKKNV1G0YJ9URP6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQAOAYLSQ8LKKNV1G0YJ9URP6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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