Science & Technology
James Cameron to visit the real abyss
March 17, 2012 | 51 comments
Image Credit: Steve Jurvetson
The movie director will descend seven miles under the ocean in a submarine that he helped design.
Only two people have ever been to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific and that was in 1960, now Cameron intends to become the third - and he's going it alone. "It's the last frontier for science and exploration on this planet," he said. "It's to draw public attention to the oceans and continued need for exploration as well as stewardship. It would be a good thing if we understand the oceans before we destroy the life that's in them." Cameron intends to spend six hours at the bottom of the sea in his custom built sub Deepsea Challenger.
Earth's lost frontier is about to be explored firsthand after more than half a century. It's a mission to the deepest part of the ocean, so deep that the pressure is the equivalent of three SUVs sitting on your toe. And it's being launched by the rich and famous.
Source: Yahoo! News
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