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 ocean explorer. She was a 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.