The University of Essex in the United Kingdom wants to build the deepest pool on Earth, The Independent reports. The pool would be 50 meters deep, surpassing even NASA’s training pool in Houston, which is only 12 meters deep. The university hopes the pool will lead not only to business opportunities, but to more research on human endurance and physiology. It could be crucial in simulating deep-sea exploration and spaceflight microgravity. The next European Space Agency astronaut, Timothy Peake, has expressed support, according to the Daily Mail.