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[Y]ou're thinking ahead to all the tasks. And it's not very often that you get to pause and reflect that hey, I am really out in space, I'm really above the Earth. And probably the time that it hit me the most was my first spacewalk on STS-69. For 20 minutes one of my tasks was to go up high on the end of the robot arm in the middle of the night. They turned all the lights out. And we had these ...
From 1977 to 1984, Gernhardt worked as a professional deep sea diver and project engineer on a variety of sub-sea oil-field construction and repair projects around the world. He logged over 700 deep sea dives and gathered experience in air, mixed gas, bounce bell and saturation diving.