The Man Who Found the Titanic Is Not Done Yet - Popular Mechanics

The Man Who Found the Titanic Is Not Done Yet - Popular Mechanics

He wears a blue cap and a blue shirt and his face is lit by the humming blue glow of the monitors. Thirteen thousand feet below him, Argo, an underwater search vehicle equipped with a video camera, has captured images of craters—craters that would be inexplicable outside the context of this expedition. Ballard has long been trying to find the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Not so much a needle in a haystack as a needle in a haystack at the bottom of the ocean. In his explorations he has found important vessels, and he will go on to find many more, any one of which would constitute a major find, the capstone of a career. But the Titanic isn't even Ballard's real mission. Earlier this year the United States Navy asked Ballard, who is a commander in the reserves, to assist in a secret mission to find two nuclear submarines that had been lost at sea for two decades—they needed to determine whether the subs were... And they needed Argo to do it. The Navy told Ballard that if he used Argo to find the lost subs, and if he had any time left over before the He found the subs, and now here he is in the control room, and images of these impressions on the ocean...

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