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As of 5:52 p.m. ET (7:52 a.m. on 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."
Cameron is likely collecting data, specimens, and imagery unthinkable in 1960
Originally posted by Echtelion
How the hell could he do that cramped inside a 1,1 meter sphere? He did all this journey crouched!
Originally posted by ConspiracySquid7
Great achievement by James! But they stated in the article that the Challenger Deep is the deepest point in the ocean like nowhere else could be deeper. We only have about 5% of the ocean mapped though
Paul Allen @PaulGAllen
#deepseachallenge sub started return to the surface after a successfull dive welcome back to sea level soon!
Retweeted by DeepSea Challenge
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Nyiah
It was the enormous 6 headed blind eel. A narrow escape.