Filmmaker James Cameron needs no introduction, and for those who are not in the know, he is also an avid explorer, where he actually performed a solo dive to the deepest place on Earth, which is known as the Challenger Deep, at the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench not too long ago. In a move to mark the one-year anniversary of the journey that took him 11,000 meters below sea level, Cameron decided to announce that Christmas has come early, as he will transfer the vehicle to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), which is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to marine research and engineering.
Taking seven years to design and build, the Deepsea Challenger is a vertically-deployed, human-piloted vehicle that can access some of the least explored environments on the planet, without endangering the life of the pilot at all. It is nice to see philanthropic moves like these being done by those who have the clout and financial muscle, as mankind edges forward in technology.
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