Director James Cameron to Explore Deepest Part of Ocean

| by Michael Allen

Titanic” director James Cameron will try to dive to the deepest place on Earth aboard a sub that he designed.

According to his partners National Geographic, Cameron's goal is to become the first human to visit the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep, which plummets 6.8 miles  down in the Pacific Ocean, for more than 50 years, and bring back data and specimens.

National Geographic said the mission would “expand our knowledge and understanding of these largely unknown parts of the planet.”

Cameron said: “When you’re making a movie, everybody’s read the script and they know what’s going to happen next. When you’re on an expedition, nature hasn’t read the script, the ocean hasn’t read the script, and no one knows what’s going to happen next.”

You can follow Cameron’s trip at deepseachallenge.com.