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Journey to the Bottom of Mariana Trench

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James Cameron talks with his crew in front of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER following testing of the submersible in Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, Australia. The submersible will travel to the bottom of the Mariana Trench as the centerpiece of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, a
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James Cameron talks with his crew in front of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER following testing of the submersible in Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, Australia. The submersible will travel to the bottom of the Mariana Trench as the centerpiece of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, a

Crews prepare DEEPSEA CHALLENGER for its first test in the ocean at Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Mark Thiessen/National Geographic)
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Crews prepare DEEPSEA CHALLENGER for its first test in the ocean at Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Mark Thiessen/National Geographic)

After their successful nine-hour dive in January 1960 to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard emerge from the bathyscaphe Trieste. James Cameron will attempt to make only the second successful manned descent to this deepest part
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After their successful nine-hour dive in January 1960 to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard emerge from the bathyscaphe Trieste. James Cameron will attempt to make only the second successful manned descent to this deepest part

James Cameron (left) and Don Walsh talk with filmmakers and explorers Mike deGruy (middle) and Andrew Wight, who were killed in a helicopter crash in Australia in February. The DEEPSEA CHALLENGE team will honor DeGruy and Wight’s memory by moving forward
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James Cameron (left) and Don Walsh talk with filmmakers and explorers Mike deGruy (middle) and Andrew Wight, who were killed in a helicopter crash in Australia in February. The DEEPSEA CHALLENGE team will honor DeGruy and Wight’s memory by moving forward

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