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Mir Submersible
Image ID: 29608
Common Name: Mir Submersible
Scientific Name: Not Applicable
Location: North Atlantic, aboard RV Akademik Keldysh
Description: An deep-diving Mir submersible, one of a pair that operates from the Russian research ship R.V. Akademik M. Keldysh. These sophisticated three-person submarines can dive to 6,000 meters (20,000 feet), and are equipped for a wide range of scientific and general tasks. The twin Mir submersibles are owned and operated by the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. In recent years they have become synonymous with the wreck of the Titanic, where they have dived many times
Keywords: Mir submersible, submarine, sub, abyss, deep-diving, manned, science, research, Russia, RV Akademik Keldysh, hydrothermal vent, Titanic
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