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For centuries, the daredevils known as submariners have slipped beneath the waves in vehicles made for horizontal travel. Their craft are basically underwater ships. Even submersibles, small vessels that dive unusually deep, follow the horizontal plan. Until now. In a stroke, James Cameron has upended the field — literally and figuratively. A man known for imaginative films (“Titanic,” “Avatar”), he has reinvented the way that people explore the deep ocean. // Mark Thiessen/National Geographic
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Deepsea Challenger is a vertical submersible which will carry James Cameron solo to a 6.8 mile deep depression in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench. This shot shows the sub in tests off Papua New Guinea in March. from National Geographic News. Photo by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic. #Deepsea_Challenger #James_Cameron #Mariana_Trench #Mark_Thiessen