|25 Anniversary of MIR submersibles creation|
The head of the project was professor Igor Mikhaltsev (1923-2010).
In August-October 1987 Rauma Repola provided the refitting of r/v Akademik Mstislav Keldysh as support vessel of the Mirs. And our state came the owner of unique - only one in the World deep ocean research complex with two manned sixthousanders aboard.
If to take in the consideration that during last 25 years only four submersibles, capable to dive on 6000 m (two others - in France and Japan) were exist, Russia was undisputable leader in the exploration of deep ocean. This point was recognized by the scientists and deep ocean experts around the world. In 1994 Mir submersibles were recognized as the best in the world between identical technical means, created in the history, by World Technology Evaluation Center.
Different sides of Mirs operations during 25 years are introduced in the article of Dr.Anatoly Sagalevich, published in December issue of Sea Technology: Quarter century of research with the MIR-1 and MIR-2 submersibles.
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