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Geplaatst op 09 maart 2012 - 14:18

First Look: James Cameron's Sci-Fi Sub for Deepest Dive

James Cameron stands beside his newly revealed submersible, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, earlier this month.

Tuesday the filmmaker and explorer reportedly broke the record for deepest solo sub dive. Within weeks Cameron plans to dive to the ocean's deepest point, he announced Thursday.

In the space of 90 minutes, the sub is to carry Cameron to the bottom of Challenger Deep, a 6.8-mile-deep (11-kilometer-deep) depression in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench. The first and last time humans descended into the trench was more than 50 years ago.

The dive is part of Cameron's DEEPSEA CHALLENGE project, co-sponsored by National Geographic, which will take him and a crew of engineers, scientists, and filmmakers to explore the world's ocean trenches.

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Lees verder: http://news.national...er-science-sub/

Bron: National Geographic

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