2007. From depths to space
WHOI biologist Tim Shank, diving in Alvin, converses with NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, who is orbiting Earth on the International Space Station.
Alvin reached a 2,700 m (1.68 miles) depth that day, and the ISS orbit is at an average of 256 miles from Earth.
In the image, Sunita Williams and Mike Lopez-Alegria, on the day they talked with Shank (and Martha Stewart).