James Cameron Reaches Mariana Trench

From National Geographic:

As of 5:52 p.m. ET Sunday (7:52 a.m. Monday, local time), James Cameron has arrived at the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep, members of the National Geographic expedition have confirmed.

His depth on arrival: 35,756 feet (10,898 meters)—a figure unattainable anywhere else in the ocean.

Reaching bottom, the National Geographic explorer and filmmaker typed out welcome words for the cheering support crew waiting at the surface: “All systems OK.”

Amazing. The second manned decent ever, the 4th overall. Even machines have had a hard time getting down there. Deepsea Challenger is loaded with equipment for photos and video including a RED Epic 5K camera. That’s 5K, not 1080p. Just imagine if Apollo missions had that kind of a camera on the moon.

Can’t wait to see the photos/video.

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