WEB EXTRA: Doctor speaks via Skype about underwater experiments

By George Knapp

Published 07/29 2016 09:39AM

Updated 07/29 2016 09:40AM

A Las Vegas physician and medical engineer says his NASA mission to the bottom of the sea has been a rousing success. 

Dr. Marc O Griofa teamed up with NASA astronauts and other scientific researchers for an 8 day mission in the world's only permanent underwater laboratory. It's called Aquarius and is located under the Atlantic Ocean near Key Largo.

In a first for 8 News NOW, O Griofa spoke to us via Skype from the Aquarius and told us more about his underwater adventures, how the work of the aquanauts might help future astronauts as well as millions of medical patients.

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