M. Bishop, BS., AQ
Joseph M. Bishop,
Chief Engineer for the Atlantis Seafloor Project, a U.S. Coast Guard
licensed Marine Engineer and graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy (1983), Kings Point, New York. Bishop is a civil marine
engineering officer, having served onboard United States Naval Ships,
NEPTUNE and NAVASOTA. Bishop also holds the rank of Lieutenant
in the United States Naval Reserve.
Bishop has held a long and active interest in diving. He is
a graduate of the Seattle based Divers Institute of Technology where
he became certified as a qualified commercial diver in air and mixed
gas diving operations. Bishop is also an avid certified sport
Bishop, a former U.S. Navy civil nuclear engineer, participated in
the repair and overhaul of nuclear submarines at the Charleston Naval
Shipyard where he became an expert in the overhaul, repair and modification
of deep diving and submerged, pressurized systems. Bishop earned
the certification of nuclear systems test engineer at Charleston under
the severe and watchful tutelage of the late Admiral Hyman Rickover's
civil nuclear training program.
was one of the founding members of the League of the New Worlds.
He will act as First Officer and Chief Engineer for Atlantis Mission
One, a 365 days on the seafloor. Joe is a true colonist at heart,
indicating he would like to spend a majority of his life living in
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