24 Jun '11, 7pm

National Geographic honors James Cameron

National Geographic honors James Cameron

"At the age of 16, living landlocked in a small town in Canada, 500 miles (800 kilometers) from the ocean, I got certified to scuba dive, he told the AFP . "I didn't even see an ocean for two more years. I was scuba-diving in a river but it didn't matter -- I had set my foot down that path and the end of the path, or certainly a milestone on the path, is today." Becoming a successful filmmaker has certainly afforded Cameron plenty of opportunities to embrace that dream. As we've been following for some time now, he's currently planning an expedition to the deepest part of the ocean - the 36,000 ft. Mariana Trench. "Our goal is to be on the bottom in less than an hour so that we can spend six or seven hours on the bottom doing science, taking images, taking core samples, discovering new species," he told AFP . Cameron expects to launch his expedition sometime next June - an...

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