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Kay
03-25-2012, 11:23 PM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03/120325-james-cameron-mariana-trench-challenger-deepest-returns-science-sub/

He did it. James Cameron just surfaced about an hour ago after making a successful dive to the floor of the Mariana Trench. Only two other people ever accomplished that before back in 1960. He went down 6.8 miles alone and was down about 8 hours. I can't wait for the National Geographic special on this. Excellent job Mr. Cameron.

Hawkgirl
03-25-2012, 11:50 PM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03/120325-james-cameron-mariana-trench-challenger-deepest-returns-science-sub/

He did it. James Cameron just surfaced about an hour ago after making a successful dive to the floor of the Mariana Trench. Only two other people ever accomplished that before back in 1960. He went down 6.8 miles alone and was down about 8 hours. I can't wait for the National Geographic special on this. Excellent job Mr. Cameron.

Wow Awesome! He's clearly obsessed with the deep...the Titanic, the Abyss...

fettpett
03-25-2012, 11:52 PM
he did it specifically to gain footage for his next Avatar movie, while a fantastic accomplishment, his tree-hugging anti-human movies can shove it

noonwitch
03-26-2012, 09:02 AM
The April National Geographic edition has some really cool photos of the Titanic wreck, in their article commemorating the 100 anniversary of it's sinking. Cameron was interviewed for the article.


I'm not a Titanic buff, nor am I a huge fan of the movie. I liked the effects, sets and costumes in the movie, but the story and the acting were overrated. I couldn't believe it won picture of the year, it wasn't that good.

Bailey
03-26-2012, 09:03 AM
Was hoping for a catastrophic hull breach but meh.

Zathras
03-26-2012, 09:08 AM
Was hoping for a catastrophic hull breach but meh.

Well, here's something from Cameron that you might like...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uba-bxAiWiw

namvet
03-26-2012, 11:48 AM
Ballard by his own admission screwed the pooch on Titanic. he never filed salvage rights. hence the reason she is raped of her belongings.

I don't think he made that mistake on the Bismarck. its a protected wreck. a war grave

Ballard also found the USS Yorktown (CV-5) wreck in May of 98, which sank during the battle of midway in jun of 42. I think she's protected as well. sitting in over 17,000 feet of water.

http://ic2.pbase.com/v3/89/77689/1/47557378.TY13.JPG

I would say congrads to Cameron on his dive. the trench is I think around 36,000 feet deep. and I would like to see the photos

namvet
03-26-2012, 11:53 AM
Well, here's something from Cameron that you might like...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uba-bxAiWiw

vengence for the Hood?? the debate continues to this day. did the RN sink it or did the Germans scuttle it???

Hawkgirl
03-26-2012, 11:54 AM
I have to say it's fascinating.

Is anyone going to see Titanic 3D release next month? I think I will take my mom and go, she loved the movie, and although the story line love-affair was a little "meh", the graphics may just be worth it.

SarasotaRepub
03-26-2012, 01:39 PM
No giant squids or monster sharks??? Dang!!! :frown-new:

fettpett
03-26-2012, 06:01 PM
No giant squids or monster sharks??? Dang!!! :frown-new:


i want my meg damn it :livid::frown-new:

Zathras
03-26-2012, 09:12 PM
vengence for the Hood?? the debate continues to this day. did the RN sink it or did the Germans scuttle it???

At the end of the video Cameron found evidence that the Germans scuttled her because the torpedoes fired by HMS Dorsetshire didn't penetrate the torpedo belt on Bismark.

SaintLouieWoman
03-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Wow Awesome! He's clearly obsessed with the deep...the Titanic, the Abyss...
Last year Dr Sylvia Earle, referred to as "her deepness", spoke at Mote Marine with the volunteers. She's one of the pioneers in going for records and exploring the depths of the ocean. She had just returned from a trip with James Cameron in submersibles, believe it was north, way north, in Arctic waters.

She's a cool lady, always one of my heroes. Also heard her years ago at the STL Zoo.

Some time ago met Richard Ballard. Those adventurer types make good money as motivational speakers at sales seminars. He was very impressive.

Also met Mrs Leaky at the Racquet Club in St Louis, where Charles Lindbergh met with the 1 %'ers of their time who financed the Spirit of St Louis in his solo flight.

She's the person who discovered "Lucy" in the Rift Valley in Tanzania. I admire those adventurous types.