James Cameron reaches bottom of Pacific

Titanic director James Cameron has resurfaced after descending to the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean in an Australian-made solo submarine.

The explorer and filmmaker reached a depth of 10,898 metres south of Japan this morning, according to mission partner National Geographic, making him the first human to reach the undersea valley solo.

After a faster than expected 70-minute descent, Cameron’s first words on reaching the bottom of the Mariana Trench — the so-called Challenger Deep — were All systems OK, according to a mission statement.

He then tweeted: Just arrived at the ocean’s deepest pt. Hitting bottom never felt so good. Can’t wait to share what I’m seeing w/ you — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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