Dear Sir Richard Branson,
I don’t know if you read DSN. Probably not. That’s fine. I realize you are probably busy making making money.If you happen to stumble here. Please, please, please, please, please take me along. I have all the necessary prerequisites. If you don’t think I should participate please read comments below (Note: Readers please help).
In case you don’t know it. Sir Richard Branson has more money than God. And to prove it, he announced this week his quest to explore the deepest points of the world’s five oceans. Key to achieving his dream is the Virgin Oceanic submarine — a one-man submersible that can dive to depths of 37,000 feet (7 miles). The underwater vehicle is made of a carbon and titanium composite and is supposed to reach all the deepest parts of the ocean. The Bathyscape Trieste is only manned vehicle to reach these depths. You will note that compared to traditional subs this is not a sphere but rather designed like a plane. This will allow a greater range, speed, and maneuverability than achieved before in our exploration of the deep. Branson will pilot all five of the dives with Chris Welsh.
And if I had the money of God, I too would do the same. Except I would have a super fancy website about the project done with black background that invoked the feeling of the abyss. Damn. Except I would have some fancy animation to show people what I was going to do just to up the WOW factor. Wait a minute.