CNN national correspondent Jason Carroll interviews director/filmmaker, James Cameron, on board Cameron’s expedition ship the Mermaid Sapphire, about his diving mission to the world's deepest point—Challenger Deep.
Challenger Deep is located nearly seven miles below the surface in the Pacific’s Mariana Trench. Cameron along with a team of scientists and National Geographic will attempt the dive to the deepest part of the trench later this month.
Carroll was the only news reporter invited on the ship during Cameron’s test dives off the coast of Papua New Guinea. There he got a first hand look at Cameron’s single pilot specially-built submersible – the “DEEPSEA CHALLENGER.”
Cameron plans to spend six hours at the bottom of the trench filming and collecting samples for research in marine biology, microbiology, astrobiology, marine geology and geophysics.
Carroll speaks about Cameron’s mission and writes about his experience on CNN.com.