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#1 loftus

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:40 AM

After a 50 year hiatus, since the Triste plumbed the depths of Challenger Deep, there are now 3 different operations that are intent on exploring the deepest canyons of the worlds oceans. This is particularly notable when the majority of focus for deep ocean exploration has been focused on remote and unmanned vehicles for the last 3 decades. Whilst unmanned technologies are cheaper and safer there is still a certain romance in getting people down deep.

It is great to see such a push for ocean exploration again with the building of three full ocean depth submersibles, where only a few years ago there was none.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

After a 50 year hiatus, since the Triste plumbed the depths of Challenger Deep, there are now 3 different operations that are intent on exploring the deepest canyons of the worlds oceans. This is particularly notable when the majority of focus for deep ocean exploration has been focused on remote and unmanned vehicles for the last 3 decades. Whilst unmanned technologies are cheaper and safer there is still a certain romance in getting people down deep.

It is great to see such a push for ocean exploration again with the building of three full ocean depth submersibles, where only a few years ago there was none.

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It certainly helps to have a zillion dollars like Cameron and Branson. It used to be that the science programs in the developed countries did this but then again it used to be true that the US could go to the moon, now we need to hitchhike to the Space Station with the Russians.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

I like the fact that the people with a zillion dollars think this is a good thing to do. It's hard to make an economic case for deep sea (or space) exploration, but the inventions required to get there are likely to be useful for a lot of other things. Having a private, determined investor who knows how to tell a good story make it happen is great.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:55 PM

5:52 ET today, he did it!
This sure makes a whole lot more sense than going to the moon, and a lot cheaper as well.

Edited by loftus, 25 March 2012 - 02:56 PM.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

5:52 ET today, he did it!
This sure makes a whole lot more sense than going to the moon, and a lot cheaper as well.


Couldn't agree more with that!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:15 AM

The sad thing is that the worldwide press has buried the story in the science and tech sections. This is a significant achievement without a government subsidy of any kind, in an environment as hostile as outer space.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:36 AM

Yes, it certainly was buried in todays paper. I am sure Mr. Cameron took quite a bit of film and photos and hope images will be released soon. I also wonder why his expected 6 hour downtime was cut to a little more than 3 hours.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

Yes, it certainly was buried in todays paper. I am sure Mr. Cameron took quite a bit of film and photos and hope images will be released soon. I also wonder why his expected 6 hour downtime was cut to a little more than 3 hours.
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He apparently had some leaking hydraulic fluid and thruster malfunctions, and essentially had to abort. Says that he did not see much except some shrimp like cephalopods.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:35 PM

I am sure Mr. Cameron took quite a bit of film and photos and hope images will be released soon.
Steve


Apparently the whole mission was put on hold until his RED EPIC was delivered ... He was behind Peter Jackson on the list :lol:

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#11 Steve Douglas

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

Yeah, the housing for that should be good to 38,000 feet...just like GoPros.
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