James Cameron’s Expedition to the Deepest Ocean Trench
“Twelve men have walked on the surface of the moon and maybe 500 have traveled to space, but only [two] have visited the very deepest point of the ocean, which they reached on January 23, 1960.”—Daily Mail, September 17, 2010.
James Cameron and the Deepsea Challenge team are travelling 6.83 miles below the ocean’s surface to the Mariana Trench’s lowest point. The team is devoted to advancing our understanding of deep sea biological phenomena through experiments, exploration and 3-D documentation.
(James Cameron in the submersible simulator)
The team and their submersible will be exploring this deep trench for 6 full hours and will undoubtedly return back with loads of perspective-changing footage and information. This point is deeper than Mount Everest is tall and the most unexplored place on earth and requires a submersible with the most advanced technology to deal with the pressure, provide light, and means for scientific experiments. Check out this vessel!