It's real! I finally made it underwater! As type this, I'm lying in my bunk in Aquarius, watching fish swim through the viewport. It's almost unreal... :) Stay tuned for a lengthier update, coming soon! Meanwhile, I need to prepare our dive plan for this evening and make sure our research equipment is in order.
Grace Young is an MIT ocean engineer, aquanaut, and scientist/engineer with Cousteau's Mission 31. She's currently a PhD student at University of Oxford, chief scientist for the Pisces VI deepsea submarine, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.