Sue Austin Scuba Dives In A Wheelchair

Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event. The Curiosity team will be viewing the eclipse alongside NASA in Carbondale, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook for live videos, trivia, and interviews on the big day.

Sue Austin uses a wheelchair to get around on land, but in 2005, she wondered if she could take it underwater, too. Naysayers told her the chair wouldn't be maneuverable beneath the waves, but Austin wasn't deterred. Her project, "Creating the Spectacle!", eventually sent her and her augmented chair drifting past fish and coral reefs. Austin hopes that her project will challenge preconceptions about the limitations imposed by disabilities, and inspire others to pursue seemingly impossible goals.

If you liked this you'll love our podcast! Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, search 'curiosity' on your favorite podcast app or add the RSS Feed URL.