UW, local company building innovative deep-sea manned submarine
“If someday students routinely had the opportunity to go on a manned sub I think the research in deep-ocean science would explode.” The submarine, named Cyclops, has a carbon-fiber ... bullet that can plunge down to depth in less than 60 minutes.
James Cameron Completes Record-Breaking Mariana Trench Dive
At noon on Monday, local time, (10 p.m. Sunday ET) James Cameron's "vertical torpedo" sub broke ... an ROV that explored Challenger Deep in 2009, said a manned mission also has the potential to inspire public imagination in a way a robot can't.
Innovative deep-sea manned submarine under construction
When completed in 2016, it will be the first deep-sea manned submarine ... group has gone through more than 20 prototype designs before settling on the recently unveiled plan. The carbon-fiber hull is shaped like a bullet that can plunge down to depth ...
Billionaire Thrillseeker Richard Branson to Pilot a Submarine to The Deepest Parts of the Ocean (video)
Their next stop will be to the Puerto Rico Trench, which, at 8 kilometers deep (more than 5 mi ... As it is the only submarine in existence that has ‘full ocean depth’ capacity, rescues are not an option. In addition to its unprecedented robustness ...
Oceans' deepest depth re-measured
This spot, known as HMRG Deep, has a depth of 10,809m. It is extraordinary to ... But those that are racing to return to the deepest of the deep are Virgin's Oceanic submarine, which will be piloted by Chris Welsh; Triton submarines, which is based in ...