JAMES CAMERON LANDS AT BOTTOM OF DEEPEST ABYSS
Director James Cameron has arrived at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, seven miles below the ocean’s surface, the deepest place on Earth, National Geographic reported today (Sunday). He is the first person to attempt such a solo deep-sea voyage. Arriving at the bottom, he signaled “All systems OK” to his support crew at the surface. Cameron is expected to begin using four 3D cameras attached to the vessel, The Challenger Deep, to capture for the first time what no man has ever seen up close. The footage is due to be incorporated into a documentary that Cameron is producing about his voyage. In addition, he hopes to employ robotic arms attached to the vessel to scoop up material and return it to the surface for scientific study.