This is the Starship Enterprise of sea exploration

French architect and oceanographer Jacques Rougerie has spent more than 30 years researching underwater habitats, and even launched his own design firm for that purpose. His pet project, though, is considerably more ambitious. Drawing inspiration from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Rougerie’s SeaOrbiter is a 190-foot tall floating laboratory — complete with space simulator and submersible garage.

The SeaOrbiter has been in development for the better part of a decade….

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