James Cameron about to dive 7 miles

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  1. Minusadegree
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  2. BPL
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    The last frontier.

    Any construction photos of Deepsea Challenge?
     
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    I wish him luck, but based on the pressures involved, can I get his life insurance.
    Again good luck, good engineering and may his favorite deity bless his journey.
     
  4. assycat

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    LOL maybe its concrete...
     
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    The bottom of Challenger Deep has already been reached . . . .

    It has been done before, in 1960 in a vehicle built in 1953, Bathyscaphe Trieste.

    In the 60's men could dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench and fly to the Moon and return safely from both . . . :idea:

    WTF happened after that . . . . . . . :p . . . . . :?: . . . . . :p

    Oh well, it was the time of Woodstock, people thought everything was possible and just did it . . . :)

    I was just a kid then . . ;)

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    viking north VINLAND

    Mr. Cameron--one tough smart Nova Scotian-- word is he is also tough to work for. However got to give the devil his due he has done some of the finest work in the film and marine scientific field.
     
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    Wiki says a team of forum member Tritonsubs is going too....

    Planned Descents - It seems to be a race..!! <-- click on the subs in the pic of that link for BBC info about the participants.
    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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    50 years ago already! Thanks for the link to the Trieste.

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    They only had 20 minutes on the bottom with nill visibility from stirred up silt.

    Time to go again.

    Yes, yes! That spirit of adventure shouldn't be lost.
     
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    Did you mean this picture ?

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    click for source


    And they also cracked a porthole . . :eek:

    Yes !

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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    Deepsea Challenger - Sub Facts
    First time I hear galvanic corrosion is used as a safety feature . . :)

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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    viking north VINLAND

    Good Luck to him--If he succees he'll join the ranks of some other famous Nova Scotians associated with the sea, First Solo Circumnavigator Joshua Slocum, Clipper Ship Champion Designer Donald Mckay, and of course Angus Walters of Schooner Bluenose Fame. All of these in one way or another has brought great pride and promotion to Nova Scotia, Canada, the United States including all lovers of the sea and our frail craft that challenge it. I say go for it James and may the powers that be guide you safely back.---

    A yach is not defined by the vessel but by the care and love of her owner.
     
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    Pfffft. He came back with no fish though, just tales about really big ones that
    he saw. We've all done that.
     
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