Squeezed into a submersible as futuristic as anything in his movies, James Cameron intends to descend solo to the ocean's deepest point within weeks, the Canadian filmmaker and explorer announced Thursday.
Tuesday, during testing off Papua New Guinea, Cameron dived deeper than any other human has on a solo mission. Now he aims to become the first human to visit the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep in more than 50 years—and to return with animals, images, and data that were unthinkable in 1960.
...and here's his unusual, vertical-orientation submarine....
Ouch, CM--the thing is claustrophobic. I'm glad someone is bringing a camera, because I couldn't go down three, squeezed into such a tight compartment.
Strange, but when I saw the clip on the news last night I thought the same thing, Macfury. Tight places and heights are not my thing. I guess great minds do think alike. Paix, mon ami.
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pretty cool design... Given that the vast majority of the movement the sub is designed for is up/down, it makes sense, but it's very odd-looking.
I've often marvelled at the fact we have better-detailed and more complete maps of the moons of Jupiter than we have of the bottom of Earth's oceans. I can't help thinking that there's lots left to discover down there.