Extreme connections 🛰
Witness a remarkable exchange between sailors racing against the forces of nature in the Southern Ocean and NASA astronauts on the largest modular space station in low Earth orbit. These two crews share a unique bond, experiencing life in extreme and hostile environments, limited living conditions, and both undertake scientific experiments for the health of the planet.
During Leg 3 of The Ocean Race - the world’s longest and toughest sporting event - the only US-entry in the race, 11th Hour Racing Team, reached the most remote location on Earth … ‘Point Nemo’. Some 1,450 nautical miles or 2,688 kilometers from land in any direction, the closest people to them outside of their competitors were the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).
As the five-strong crewed sailed underneath the ISS, orbiting at 17,500 miles an hour, 250 miles overhead, the crew decided to send a message to their nearest neighbors …
And a few days later, they got a reply …
Biotherm finish leg 5 on shortened course
Leg 5 is complete while Aarhus stopover is off to a bustling start...•••
Gentoo partners with Blue Marine Foundation
Gentoo Sailing Team are pleased to announce a partnership with ocean charity Blue Marine Foundation. Blue Marine focuses on addressing overfishing, creating marine reserves, and restoring vital habitats. Its mission is t…•••