The world is quite wide and we can go to many places that no one has visited yet. Every time a person reaches a new place, it’s a milestone. We don’t limit ourselves there and we can still explore some parts of our universe. Astronauts make history by exploring space, seeing our planet from above and even stepping on the moon . Kathryn Sullivan, 68, is a former astronaut who made history. In 1984 she became the first American woman to go into space. Not satisfied with this historic achievement, Sullivan didn’t stop there.
On June 7th, 36 years after the great feat of her life, Kathryn became the first woman to reach the Depression Challenger. This is the deepest place in the ocean and taking such a trip is extremely delicate. His name returned to the front pages of several newspapers and major websites around the world. Given the great feat of the astronaut, we decided to bring you, dear reader, more details. Check with us then what this woman did and how incredible was her trip to the deepest place known to man. Take the opportunity to share with your friends.
Astronaut who reached the deepest point of the ocean
The place where the astronaut dived is 11 kilometers deep and is located in the Mariana Trench, near the Mariana Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. According to EYOS Expeditions, the company responsible for coordinating the mission, Sullivan is the eighth person to go there. Explorer Victor Vescovo, who financed the expedition, accompanied the astronaut in the process. They left aboard the Limiting Factor. This is a submersible vehicle capable of capturing images of the seabed, thus aiding investigations into the ocean.
The round trip took approximately eight hours. Travelers spent about an hour and a half at their destination. Sullivan told on his Twitter that inside the submarine it was -5Cº cold. In addition, the pressure was 1.1 ton. “As a hybrid oceanographer and astronaut, this was an extraordinary day, once in a lifetime. See the “lunar” passage of the Depression Challenger and then share with my ISS colleagues the look of that mission.” Those were Sullivan’s words.
Speaking a little more about Sullivan, in 1978 she joined NASA. The astronaut was part of the first group of US astronauts to include women. She stayed with the agency for 15 years. During this period, Kathryn participated in three space missions. She was also one of those responsible for installing the Hubble telescope in 1990. With the missions, she accumulated a total of 532 hours in space, quite a milestone.