Cameron plans record 7-mile ocean dive

Cameron plans record 7-mile ocean dive

There are 11 comments on the KNVA-TV Austin story from Mar 9, 2012, titled Cameron plans record 7-mile ocean dive. In it, KNVA-TV Austin reports that:

A calm James Cameron has broken his own record with the world's deepest solo submarine dive, plunging 5.1 miles in the Pacific Ocean near Papua New Guinea, the filmmaker said Thursday.

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“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#1 Mar 9, 2012
some how going down 7 miles isn't a big deal , but I believe the trick is to come back up 7 miles is a big deal
Cement Shoes

Huntington, NY

#2 Mar 9, 2012
Why? Is he looking for Jimmy Hoffa?

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#3 Mar 9, 2012
That has got to be amazing and creepy. Any creaking sounds I heard in the sub and I would be thinking the thing is about to implode, but I would love the opportunity to do that.

Since: Aug 08

Easton NY 12028

#4 Mar 9, 2012
If he only plunged 5.1 miles how did he break the record of 7 miles

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#5 Mar 9, 2012
40Runner wrote:
If he only plunged 5.1 miles how did he break the record of 7 miles
The word 'plans' implies a time in the future.

“Where DO missing socks go?”

Since: Jun 11

They run away to join the show

#6 Mar 9, 2012
Under the sea, under the sea

Darling it's better down where it's wetter

*wink*

Take it from me
Crispy critter

United States

#7 Mar 9, 2012
He's nuts. But God love him for tryin.
Latter Day Taints

Wilmington, DE

#8 Mar 9, 2012
40Runner wrote:
If he only plunged 5.1 miles how did he break the record of 7 miles
Word round Hollywood is that he's _really_ well hung.
Latter Day Taints

Wilmington, DE

#9 Mar 9, 2012
What does shouting "I'm on the bottom of the world!" sound like when your lungs are full of sea water?

“Where DO missing socks go?”

Since: Jun 11

They run away to join the show

#10 Mar 9, 2012
Latter Day Taints wrote:
What does shouting "I'm on the bottom of the world!" sound like when your lungs are full of sea water?
http://www.audiosparx.com/sa/archive/Nature/W...
deepoceanexplore r

Malone, NY

#12 Mar 13, 2012
Read about James Cameron’s most recent record-breaking dive in his own words as expressed in a personal email he wrote to Don Walsh, co-pilot of the bathyscaphe Trieste: http://deepseachallenge.com/latest-news/camer... Follow along:@DeepChallenge
A small excerpt:
March 7, 2012
Don,
The 8000m dive went very well. Not an unqualified success…But overall the vehicle performed like a champ…I lost comms completely… Sitting down there at 27000′, alone in the dark, with no comms, no contact whatsoever with the world so far above, and nothing but the ingenuity of the engineering to get me back… it’s simultaneously scary and exhilarating. It’s the precipice we put ourselves on by choice, to test ourselves and our machines…I was just sitting there in the dark listening and feeling the sub. It was fascinating to imagine 8 kilometers of water speeding by vertically.[As I ascended] I imagined the pressure coming off slowly as the ocean loosened its iron fisted grip.
You’d have loved it.
More to come…
See you in Guam.
JC

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