Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- -- -- -- That scene in the movie the abyss and now Virgin Atlantic is working on -- one person submersible.
That will go where you have -- a format Chad wanted to let myself out I think you might be welcome Brett probably -- there.
Nearly seven miles below the surface.
Think about that.
A lot as a Strickland is the associate editor I triple.
But when you think about going seven miles into space strike -- -- compare that to seven miles below the ocean.
I find of that idea fascinating how would this work well.
It's it's remarkable submarine that that virgin Oceanic is working went.
It's very exotic very high tech materials.
In the main challenge is to resist the pressure.
When you get down to about seven miles beneath the surface of the ocean the -- about 161000.
Pounds per square inch.
So imagine large elephant standing on a postage stamp and get some idea of -- be dealing with.
And that means that if there's any weakness in the sub in -- at all.
And it's been crushed like tin -- where would it be going exactly at what area.
Of the underworld and has it ever been tried before.
Yes so this is the marianas trench the deepest spot in the world's oceans.
And it runs north south -- -- -- Guam and Japan.
And it's been explored by humans exactly once in history in 1960 the US navy sent two guys down in as the center vehicle called about the staff.
And they went down and spent twenty minutes on the bottom.
And then came back up and that's the only time we've had human beings down the bottom and so it's it's really more on exports and the moon is it.
Is it that's what amazes me is right you know part of our own -- -- and it is this area that we know so little.
About so how far away are we from actually seeing this happen do you think.
Well as a real good chance happen this year that's the exciting thing so virgin Oceanic hopes to get them down -- by the end of the year.
Kind of racing another team.
James Cameron who directed movies like avatar in the abyss he's also building a -- of one person -- we think he's very secretive about his plan.
But he says he might even be.
Testing it in the -- -- this month you know I love these guys Richard Branson and didn't camera and just you know using merit money and they're great adventuresome spirits I had to go activists it's pretty claw.
A lot as a thank you very much we'll allow we'll follow it thanks for -- -- -- -- side -- -- -- --
Filter by section