The race is on to return to the ocean's deepest point -- and a submarine team says they have a new glass design that can withstand the pressure for multiple trips.
A submarine team is developing a new vessel to reach the very bottom of the ocean.
The submersible will be made with thick, spherical glass using a new technique.
Their goal is to send the vessel on numerous manned trips.
Conditions at the deepest point of the ocean, 36,000 feet down in the Pacific's Mariana Trench, are so intense that the only manned submersible to make it there was the Trieste bathyscaphe, and that was in 1960.
Enter Triton Submarines CEO Bruce Jones. His team just announced that they've developed new technology for a submersible to take humans 36,000 feet below the ocean's surface to the deepest of the deep.
"This is a real commercial, scientific work vehicle that we expect to get a lot of use," said Jones, who has been in the submarine business for 20 years. "It's not, 'Let's go to the bottom of the ocean one time and then give it to a museum to put on a shelf."