In 1969, the famous Apollo 11 mission landed the first two men on the moon. It was an enormous undertaking of men and machines. In 2013, a search expedition mounted by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, set out to find the massive F-1 engines from Apollo 11 near the Bermuda Triangle, in water depths of over 14,000 feet or 4,300 meters. Now the remains of the famous Apollo missions have been conserved and are on display at the Cosmosphere Space Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas, inside its newly-created laboratory.
Operations manager, Vince Capone, who headed up the three-week mission off Cape Canaveral, Florida, was asked by the Cosmosphere to present on the Apollo 11 F-1 Engine recovery.
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Klein Marine Systems (KMS), the world leading manufacturer of high-quality side scan sonars, will be hosting a three (3) day side scan sonar training event at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye Beach, New Hampshire. The event runs June 20-22 from 9-6pm daily.
For this year's training, Klein has chosen veteran side scan expert Vince Capone of Black Laser Learning, Inc. (BLL) to provide instruction for the entire program. Capone has been an operator of Klein systems since the mid 1980s and has worked as a contracted instructor in the past.
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A state-of-the-art portable rescue craft is bringing more assistance to marine rescue teams. The Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard or EMILY, developed by Hydronalix, was first used to help lifeguards get to distressed swimmers faster than able-bodied first responders.
Since then, EMILY has been deployed by lifeguards, navies and coast guards around the world. In fact, the Center for Robot Search and Rescue (CRASAR), along with a team of researchers at Texas A&M, recently tested EMILY successfully with the Italian Coast Guard in a refugee rescue scenario. Now the robust four-foot cylindrical life-jacket-come-jet-ski has an essential role to play in Law Enforcement marine rescue operations – particularly due to its new sonar feature.
The radio-remote-controlled, battery-operated unit can speed through surf up to 22 miles per hour. With the addition of Humminbird® sonar, EMILY can enhance drowning victim searches. The speed at which EMILY finds the victim could be instrumental to successful resuscitation.
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Black Laser Learning® is proud to announce that its most popular-selling DVDs are now available for live streaming and as downloadable products. More product options means your underwater teams can get up-to-speed much faster with side scan sonar techniques, terminology and image interpretation.
The newest in-demand title is the Klein 3900, a 4-part training video that takes viewers step-by-step through how to operate the Klein 3900 sonar utilizing the Klein Sonar Pro software. Our growing library of other titles that are for rent and download include: Second Edition Not in the Manual Guide® To Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation, Not in the Manual Guide® To Side Scan Sonar and Magnetometer Surveys, Not in the Manual Guide® to AUVs, and the Not in the Manual Guide® To Subbottom Profiler Surveys.
Get cost-effective training in the latest side scan sonar equipment on the market today. To view the entire library and watch trailers, click here.