The Mir submersible is hoisted into the water via a cable connected to the ship’s winch system. This front view shows the versatile manipulator arms and the huge viewing port.

The Mir submersible is hoisted into the water via a cable connected to the ship’s winch system. This front view shows the versatile manipulator arms and the huge viewing port. Image courtesy of L. Murphy.

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