Next-generation Deep-diving Exosuit on Rare Public Display at American Museum of Natural History

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The “Exosuit,” a next-generation atmospheric diving system capable of taking a diver down 1,000 feet at surface pressure, will be on temporary display at the American Museum of Natural History from February 27 to March 5 in the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life. Measuring about 6.5-feet tall and weighing more than 530 pounds, the hard-metal suit offers divers protection from the ocean’s pressure, which at 1,000 feet is 30 times the surface pressure, while allowing them to maintain the dexterity and maneuverability to perform delicate tasks, such as sampling and imaging marine biodiversity with high-resolution underwater cameras.