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Old 05-13-2019, 10:23 AM
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Not just for 20 minutes in 1960.


A new record has been set for deep dives to the Mariana Trench.

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Victor Vescovo set a new deep-diving record and is the first human to make multiple dives, solo, to its hadal depths in the DSV Limiting Factor (Triton 36000/2 model submersible) the worldís deepest diving, currently operational submarine. The expedition reached a maximum depth of 10,928 meters/35,853 feet deep, 16meters/52 feet deeper than any previous manned dive.

The last visit to the bottom of Challenger Deep was made in 2012 by filmmaker and explorer James Cameron, who reached a depth of 10,908 meters on a dive in his submersible, the Deepsea Challenger. Prior to Cameronís dive, the first ever dive at Challenger Deep was made by the Trieste, a US Navy deep submergence bathyscape, in 1960 to 10,912 meters by Lieutenant Don Walsh and Swiss scientist Jacques Piccard. Both the Trieste and Deepsea Challenger only descended to the bottom of Challenger Deep once.

Between April 28 and May 5, 2019, the Limiting Factor completed four dives to the bottom of Challenger Deep and one final dive on May 7, 2019 to the Sirena Deep which is also in the Mariana Trench, approximately 128 miles to the northeast. Two of the dives, including the deepest one made on April 28, were solo dives piloted by Vescovo.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:00 PM
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No, no...you're mistaken. It was just once, for 20 minutes, in 1960.

And then once again in 2012, and now several times in 2019...
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:06 PM
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And he found plastic there. There is literally no place on this planet that we haven't managed to cover with garbage. A hell of a thing.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:28 PM
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And he found plastic there. There is literally no place on this planet that we haven't managed to cover with garbage. A hell of a thing.
It's worse than that. There's literally no place on this planet that we haven't managed to cover with garbage so far, and we're ramping up garbage production faster and faster.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:22 PM
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And he found plastic there. There is literally no place on this planet that we haven't managed to cover with garbage. A hell of a thing.
Damn.
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