James Cameron Donates Historic Sub to Researchers
Still, 'I'd like to go dive the sub again'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 26, 2013 1:18 PM CDT
This February 2012 file photo shows James Cameron emerging from the hatch of Deepsea Challenger during testing of the submersible in Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, Australia.   (AP Photo/National Geographic, Mark Thiessen, File)

(Newser) – Science is getting an anniversary present from James Cameron. It's been a year since the director became the first person to reach the ocean's deepest spot alone. Now, he's giving the sub that made the Mariana Trench journey to the renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, the BBC reports. Parts of the Deepsea Challenger will equip other subs, and the whole machine may eventually be used again, perhaps even by Cameron himself. "I'd like to go dive the sub again," he says. Meanwhile, a National Geographic film of his expedition is due this year.

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Mar 26, 2013 3:06 PM CDT
It leaks. But he will get a tax deduction for donating it anyway, right?
Mar 26, 2013 1:31 PM CDT
Thanks Jim, can't wait to see the film. But you're still the worlds most over rated director.