Comments about technological history, system fractures, and human resilience from James R. Chiles, the author of Inviting Disaster: Lessons from the Edge of Technology (HarperBusiness 2001; paperback 2002) and The God Machine: From Boomerangs to Black Hawks, the Story of the Helicopter (Random House, 2007, paperback 2008)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Labeled Photogram, for the Sub-Spotter Crowd

I haven't seen diagrams offering much detail about Deepsea Challenger, which presumably will be going back to the Acheron Project shop in Leichhardt, Australia, for maintenance, now that Phase I is over.

Bloggers abhor a vacuum, so here's my addition to the mix: not a diagram, but a photogram. If there's interest, I'll put up one featuring D-Chall's lower pod and payload bay, and another on the upper end (carrying beacons, antennas, and acoustic transponders).

Label info is gleaned from photos and journal entries on the project website, plus other published interviews like this one.

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