James Cameron reproduces the exploit of Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh

On 23 January 1960, the "Trieste" with Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh at the controls reached the lowest point on earth, more than 11 km underwater in the Marianas trench.

It was to be another 52 years before a second vessel was able to equal this feat. Today, this has been accomplished by the "Deepsea Challenger" of film producer and director James Cameron.

The sons and daughters of Jacques Piccard, who died in 2008, are delighted about James Cameron's achievement, and offer him their warmest congratulations: «We are really pleased that it is a true lover of the oceans, not simply a record-hunter, who has followed in the tracks of our father.» The films that Cameron has brought back from the ocean floor will be of the greatest interest, because the pictures taken from the "Trieste" were lost over time by the US Navy.
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Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2012-03-28