James Cameron Donates Historic Sub to Researchers

Still, 'I'd like to go dive the sub again'

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 26, 2013 1:18 PM CDT

(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.

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)
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