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AQUANAUTS TO SURFACE FRIDAY, JUNE 5, ENDING 30-DAY UNDERSEA MISSION IN KEY LARGO

 AQUANAUTS TO SURFACE FRIDAY, JUNE 5, ENDING 30-DAY
 UNDERSEA MISSION IN KEY LARGO
 WHO: Aquanauts Christopher Olstad, John Conant and Richard
 Presley.
 The Marine Resources Development Foundation (MRDF) has
 coordinated the undersea mission, La Chalupa 30, for the
 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
 WHAT: La Chalupa 30 comes to a conclusion as Olstad and Conant
 surface after 30 days of underwater isolation. La Chalupa
 30 has executed several underwater experiments and projects
 including: seawater and gas exchange; environmental
 measurement, monitoring and maintenance; aquanaut diet,
 nutrition, conditioning and exercise; hydroponics at depth
 and a futuristic food program.
 Presley is to remain underwater an additional 30 days to
 complete Project Atlantis, an attempt to set a new duration
 record for living underwater.
 WHEN: Friday, June 5.
 -- 11:30 a.m. -- Video feed from underwater and topside is
 to begin.
 -- Noon -- Olstad and Conant are slated to surface.
 -- 1:30 p.m. -- A media conference with MRDF and NASA
 representatives. Aquanauts Olstad and Conant are slated to
 join following tests and debriefing.
 -- 2:30 p.m. -- Interviews with Presley for certified divers
 in Jules' Undersea Lodge.
 WHERE: Key Largo Undersea Park, 51 Shoreland Drive, Key Largo, at
 mile marker 103.5.
 CONTACT: For more information, call Mark Ward of the Marine Resources Development Foundation, 305-451-2353; for media information, call Andy Newman or Lourdes Fernanzes of Stuart Newman Associates, 800-ASK-KEYS or 305-856-8252.
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