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May 25, 2013

The Descent

James Cameron relives his heart-stopping descent to the deepest part of the ocean in submersible just 43-inches wide
"The pilot’s chamber is a 43-inch-diameter steel ball, and I’m packed into it like a walnut in its shell, my knees pushed up in a hunched sitting position, my head pressed down by the curve of the hull. I’ll be locked in this position for the next eight hours. My bare feet rest on the 400-pound steel hatch, locked shut from the outside. I’m literally bolted in."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 25, 2013 11:35 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Maybe this dolt will finally succumb to the force of nature sooner than later. We don't need any more eco-wacko cartoon propaganda.

Posted by: Doug at May 26, 2013 6:02 AM

Instead of commenting on how tiny the space is Jimmy, you should have probably considered something a little larger.

Posted by: Jack at May 26, 2013 7:36 AM

Patience, Jack, patience. Give your post here at least a minute to register or you will be repeating yourself forever. Spoken as a repeat offender.

Posted by: drdave at May 26, 2013 1:07 PM

Dudes, lighten up...whether we agree with his politics or not, he's got balls.

Cameron's putting his money where his mouth is and he's developing deep sea exploration technology the jackholes in DC are too shortsighted/stupid to fund.

His technology could open the door to sea floor mineral reclamation/mining.

Posted by: BJM at May 27, 2013 5:24 PM

That would be the mother of delightful ironies -- Cameron enabling undersea mining. I wonder if he would undertake these activities if he suspected what it might lead to.

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