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DEEPSEA CHALLENGER Sub Tour Announced

DIRECTOR JAMES CAMERON TO LAUNCH DEEPSEA CHALLENGER ON CROSS-COUNTRY JOURNEY FROM CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER

LOS ANGELES – Director and Explorer James Cameron, California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph, and MUSE School co-founder Suzy Amis Cameron will celebrate the send-off of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the submarine Cameron used to reach record-breaking ocean depths, as it begins a cross-country journey to its final home in the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Saturday, June 1 at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90037 at 1:30 p.m.

This will be the first public display of the sub that Cameron engineered and piloted for his record-breaking solo dive to the deepest place on Earth. The submarine is scheduled to stop at several cities across the country on the journey, including the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX, on Tuesday June 4, and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, June 5, and at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 11.

Los Angeles’ California Science Center serves as the vessel’s first stop. The 24-foot long DEEPSEA CHALLENGER will be on display for public viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHO:
- Director and Explorer James Cameron
- California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph
- Co-founder of Los Angeles-based MUSE School Suzy Amis Cameron

WHAT:
James Cameron and other officials will celebrate the send-off of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the submersible Cameron piloted in March 2012 on a record-breaking solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, as the vessel begins its above-ground expedition from the California Science Center in Los Angeles to its permanent home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

WHERE:
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

WHEN:
Saturday, June 1, 2013
1:30 p.m.

Science Partners

  • Additional major support provided by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Guam