A Third Person May Reach the Challenger Deep. Guess Who?

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Offline Gordian Knot

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Yep. The bottom of the Mariana Trench. None other than our favorite Hollywood producer who sidelines as a marine researcher, James Cameron. The man is already famous for his research and photographic dives to Titanic. Now he wants to be only the third person to ever reach the deepest place on the ocean floor, and as a solo mission to boot!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03/120324-james-cameron-mariana-trench-dive-deepest-science-sub/
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Re: A Third Person May Reach the Challenger Deep. Guess Who?
« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2012 09:54:59 »
The sub is apparently festooned with lights and high-end cameras - shame there is no one on board who can shoot a decent movie!
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Re: A Third Person May Reach the Challenger Deep. Guess Who?
« Reply #2 on: 26/03/2012 10:14:59 »
Now, now! Just because he's Scottish, that does not justify any cheap shots.
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Re: A Third Person May Reach the Challenger Deep. Guess Who?
« Reply #3 on: 26/03/2012 16:47:44 »
In the end, it appears that Cameron didn't discover much more than Piccard and Walsh did, i.e. mostly nothing. And I was SO hoping for a shot of the giant seaweed monster that grabbed Seaview!
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Re: A Third Person May Reach the Challenger Deep. Guess Who?
« Reply #4 on: 26/03/2012 21:03:50 »
Now, now! Just because he's Scottish, that does not justify any cheap shots.
Talking of cheap shots, how much did this trip cost?
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Re: A Third Person May Reach the Challenger Deep. Guess Who?
« Reply #5 on: 27/03/2012 10:21:26 »
The sub is apparently festooned with lights and high-end cameras - shame there is no one on board who can shoot a decent movie!


BC - I think he's keeping schtum on the cost, but National Geographic and Rolex (watches for people who can tell the time in diamonds and gold) have shared the cost.
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