Go to the depths of the ocean without actually going there, in the biggest, deepest pool in the world. Explore the far reaches of space here on Earth at the world’s first extreme environment training, research and development facility.
This pioneering centre will be the most comprehensive deep sea and space research, training and test facility of its kind in the world, unmatched in its breadth of configuration. Blue Abyss’ primary function is to enable extreme environment development, both human and robotic, ranging from the offshore energy industry through to the growing human spaceflight sector and adventure tourism.
Blue Abyss is scheduled to be fully operational in 2019.
“Astronauts and other space professionals will want to come from around the world to use the massive, yet controlled, environment to reduce risk in space. I can see plenty of international collaborations and business ventures starting life within Blue Abyss.”
Dr Helen Sharman, First British Astronaut