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A DEEP DIVE INTO THE PLANS TO TAKE TOURISTS TO THE ‘TITANIC’ - SMITHSONIAN

August 14, 2019

The world looks very different through the eye of the Cyclops. I learned this one freezing morning this past February, after trudging through two feet of snow to get to the marina in Everett, Washington, a small port 45 minutes north of Seattle. On the dock was a cylindrical white pod about the size of a moving van, a five-person submersible whose protruding, semi-spherical window inspired its name, after the monocular monster of myth. A half-dozen men wearing thickly padded khaki jumpsuits and orange helmets gathered on the snow-covered dock ready to send me under the ice-flecked waves of Puget Sound.

 

Read full article: smithsonianmag

STOCKTON RUSH ON THE TITANIC SURVEY EXPEDITION

August 7, 2019

Man’s history of pushing boundaries and exploring the unexplored, whether driven by need or curiosity, is one of mapping previously unknown oceans, continents and galaxies.

Our astonishing investment in technology has enabled us to send landers to Mars and assess our universe in incredible detail, so it is surprising that the depths of the oceans here on Earth are not better explored and understood.

We have used satellite and marine technologies to remotely map the world’s ocean floors and sample geologic structures and biologic forms, but there is so much more to uncover.

 

Read full article: elitetraveler

SCIENTISTS AND "CITIZEN EXPLORERS" CAN VISIT TITANIC WRECKAGE IN 2019 FOR $100,000

August 6, 2019

Scientists will be able to visit the wreckage of the famed ocean liner Titanic starting next summer for about $100,000 per person. A  company called OceanGate successfully reached more than 13,000 feet underwater using a privately built submersible vessel. That's the depth where the Titanic settled in the North Atlantic Ocean after it sank in 1912.

The team spent six months perfecting the deep dive off the coast of the Bahamas. OceanGate CEO and co-founder Stockton Rush completed the daring mission in about seven hours as he piloted the company's newest vessel, Titan.

"I can't express what that has meant to me and what it means to imagine the great things we're going to explore and find in the oceans in the years to come," Rush said.

Read full article: cbsnews

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