Virtual tour of planned space pool released
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World's deepest space pool: A virtual tour

Developers planning to build the world's deepest pool at the University of Essex have released a virtual tour of how it could look.

Blue Abyss's proposed 50m (164ft) deep pool for the University of Essex would be far deeper than Nasa's 12m (40ft) deep training pool in Houston.

It could be used for human spaceflight research programmes, environmental monitoring, training in advanced commercial diving techniques, marine and human physiology research and aerospace development.

The company is preparing to submit its plans for the pool and hotel complex to Colchester Borough Council.

  • 07 Apr 2016