HARRIMAN, Tenn. (AP) — Two professors at an East Tennessee community college plan to spend 73 days underwater in a unique educational endeavor that will also attempt to break a world record.
Starting Friday, 63-year-old Bruce Cantrell and 25-year-old Jessica Fain started living in a special habitat 25-feet down in an ocean lagoon in Key Largo, Florida.
During their time underwater, they will interview marine science experts and others for a weekly live broadcast called "Classroom Under the Sea." Among those who will scuba-dive down to the laboratory will be Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to set foot on the moon.
In addition, Cantrell will teach an online college-credit course for his students at Roane State Community College.
The weekly broadcasts can be viewed on YouTube.