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Departure Delayed

Coastal Surface Moorings

Because of the volume and size of the equipment to be recovered and deployed, Pioneer 17 will be accomplished in two legs. The first leg was scheduled to depart on 26 October aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong from Woods Hole, MA, but departure was delayed until Friday 29 October due to weather. The first leg…

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The R/V Neil Armstrong


The R/V Neil Armstrong is a state-of-the-art oceangoing research vessel. The ship is 238 feet long, can sustain speeds of 10 knots, has a range of 11,500 nautical miles, and can remain at sea for up to 40 days.

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