The Ben Franklin mission has been forgotten by time, overshadowed by the concurrent Apollo 11 mission. However, the scientific findings obtained by the six aquanauts has provided a foundation for understanding the Gulf Stream and ocean currents. This webshort was produced as an educational tie-in with the Science on a Sphere feature LOOP, visit http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/loop for more information. This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: ?http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10849 Like our videos? Subscribe to NASA's Goddard Shorts HD podcast: ?http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f0004_index.html? Or find NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on facebook: ?http://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC? Or find us on Twitter: ?http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard?
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