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Two tour companies plan to start offering dives to Titanic s watery grave, some six years after the last such company reportedly called it quits. Companies Blue Marble Private and Bluefish said this month they will begin offering tours of the famous wreck in submersible vessels, beginning in 2018. More than 1,500 people lost their lives at the site as the ship sank on April 15, 1912. Penny pinchers beware: These trips are going to cost you. Blue Marble Privates eight-day excursion, which features several dives according to its website , will cost $105,129 per person , reports Refinery 29. According to ABC, Blue Marble described their six-digit fare in a press release as the equivalent ― after inflation ― to a first class fare on Titanic at the time of its 1912 voyage. (Fun!) Bluefish lists its 13-day trips at $59,680 a head on its website; those trips feature just one dive.
Voice Of America
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Time to visit the famous wreck may be running out. CNN reported that a 2016 study said “extremophile bacteria” will likely dissolve what’s left of the ill-fated ship within 15 to 20 years. In the early hours of April 15, 1912, the “unsinkableTitanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic while making its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City. On board were 2,224 passengers, more than 1,500 of whom died as the ship quickly sunk. The wreckage was first discovered 32 years ago.
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Jan Fröjdman used HiRISE satellite data from Mars to create this beautiful and detailed flyby of the planet. Liz Stinson writes that stitching it together took months. For Fröjdman, creating the flyover effect was like assembling a puzzle. He began by colorizing the photographs (HiRISE captures images in grayscale). He then identified distinctive features in each of the anaglyphscraters, canyons, mountains–and matched them between image pairs. To create the panning 3-D effect, he stitched the images together along his reference points and rendered them as frames in a video. “It was a very slow process,” he says. When I was a kid, my mind was blown by Isaac Asimov's VHS wonder, Voyage to the Outer Planets and Beyond , which (at least in some versions, if not the one you can find on YouTube), included the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab's 1980s Mars flyover animation: my first encounter with the glitchy, transfixing, uncanny quality of real data from another world.
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Salvage experts in South Korea could on Wednesday begin raising a ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children on a school trip, finally meeting the demands of mourning families. The ferry, the Sewol, was structurally unsound, overloaded and traveling too fast on a turn when it capsized and sank during a routine voyage on April 16, 2014. It lies at a depth of 44 meters (144 feet), off the southwestern island of Jindo. Of those killed, 250 were teenagers on a school trip, many of whom obeyed crew instructions to remain in their cabins even as crew members were escaping the sinking vessel. Bereaved families have been calling for the ship to be raised and for a more thorough investigation into the disaster. Officials also hope to find the last nine missing bodies. The disaster was a blot on former President Park Geun-hye's record in office that she was never able to clear.
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A Plymouth-born sailor is one of nine men to star in Channel Four's Mutiny.Freddy Benjafield and his fellow crew members sailed 4,000 miles across the Pacific last summer in a boat only 23 feet long.Their voyage, broadcast Tuesdays at 9pm, from Tonga to Timor mirrors the incredible journey of Captain Bligh and his crew who were cast adrift in 1798 following the legendary Mutiny on the Bounty.Freddy, 24, is a private yacht skipper mostly working seasonally in the Mediterranean and previously...
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Universe Today
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'Our voyage through life is programmed, 'just as the holes in the Pianola roll 'dictate the notes to be played and the length of the tune
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'Our voyage through life is programmed, 'just as the holes in the Pianola roll 'dictate the notes to be played and the length of the tune
Global News
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It's the first day of spring and that means the St. Lawrence Seaway is once again open for business after being closed for the winter season.
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Bon voyage to us all, as the French probably won't say. Robert Peston assesses how it is all going. The spinning wheel of a European fortune. We have been in for 40 years, we voted out nine months ago notify that we really are leaving
The Event Chronicle
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What I find so incredible here is that the final two paragraphs are being advanced by Cambridge University cartographer Christopher Adam, who also appears to be accepting of the hypothesis that has been bandied about in alternative research for decades as an explanation for the 16th century Turkish admiral's map and its highly anomalous depiction of the coastline of Antarctica without ice. The topic of axial rotational shift and even crustal displacement was first advanced by science teacher Charles Hapgood who made an extensive study of the Piri Reis map in his classic study, Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings . Hapgood subsequently wrote a book about his theory of crustal displacement, with a foreword by none other than Dr. Albert Einstein. Let it also be noted, as I pointed out in my book The Financial Vipers of Venice , that in the marginalia of the Piri Reis map, the Turkish admiral also states that Christopher Columbus had mediaeval maps of the new world, and undertook a secret journey to the New World prior to his famous voyage of discovery in 1492, but that's another story.
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"My three children have brought me great joy and I can tell you what will make me happy – to travel in space," he said. The Virgin Galactic space shuttle, which would offer customers the chance to visit space for $250,000200,000), has been in the works since 2004. Initial projections suggested that the shuttle would embark on its maiden voyage by the end of 2009, "but the plan has been thrown off by a range of problems and disasters", says The Independent . In 2014, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo craft exploded during a test flight, killing one of its two pilots. A recent series of successful tests in the Mojave desert suggests that the programme is "back on track", Inverse reports, although no official date for the first passenger flight has been set. In the same interview, Hawking said he feared he would not be welcome in Donald Trump's America, calling the US president a "demagogue" appealing to an electorate "who are neither liberal, nor that well-informed".
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You have to tell me everything. What has been going on for the last four weeks? I have always wanted to go to Antarctica. We were lucky enough to follow the incredible voyage. We had a great time. bit.
Southern Daily Echo
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TWO HAMPSHIRE sailors planning to row the Atlantic have already taken to the water as the countdown to their epic 3,000-mile voyage begins.