VIERS to Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Project Tektite I on March 29

Updated: 3/26/2014 12:16 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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March 25, 2014

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UVI’s Virgin Islands Environmental Resources Station (VIERS) will host a celebration of the 45th anniversary of Project Tektite I, which established an ambitious underwater habitat research project for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the spring of 1969 on St. John. The celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, by the St. John Historical Society and Clean Islands International, which operates VIERS for UVI.

The celebration will feature a short historic film about Tektite I, a panel of original Tektite aquanauts, who used the underwater habitat to study living conditions similar to what future NASA astronauts would encounter in space, and public tours of the Tektite Underwater Habitat Museum at VIERS. Details are available in a news release on the “Media Section” of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.

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