James Cameron designed his own sub, the <i>DEEPSEA CHALLENGER</i>, to take him down to the Mariana Trench.
James Cameron designed his own sub, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, to take him down to the Mariana Trench.
Voyage to the Deep
For years he dreamed of diving to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean. But to make it happen, explorer and filmmaker James Cameron had to design and build his own vehicle, a futuristic submersible called DEEPSEA CHALLENGER. After seven years spent on research, design, and testing, one question remained: Could the sub survive the crushing pressure at 36,000 feet? As he neared the end of a two-month expedition, Cameron was staking his life on the answer.
This story appears in the June 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine.
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