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March 27, 2012

James Cameron's solo dive to the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth

Cameron yesterday emerged from his Deepsea Challenger submersible, itself the product of seven years of research and development, to report that "I felt like I literally, in the space of one day, had gone to another planet and come back."

He spent about three hours gliding through the icy darkness on the one-man sub he helped design, which withstood pressure of eight tons per square inch at the 35,576-foot (nearly seven miles) depth in the western Pacific Ocean.

Said Cameron, "When I came down, landed, it was very, very soft, almost gelatinous, a flat plain, almost featureless plain, and it just went out of sight as far as I could see. The impression to me, it was very lunar, a very desolate place, very isolated. My feeling was one of complete isolation from all of humanity."

March 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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Damn fine way to spend his fortune.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Mar 27, 2012 10:57:43 AM

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