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2012-06-12 06:44:37

China announced on Monday that its Jiaolong deep-sea submersible is now ready to attempt the country´s first 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) manned dive. The three-man submersible vessel is being carried by the Xiangyanghong 09 ship, which arrived at the designated dive area of the Mariana Trench -- the deepest spot on Earth -- on Monday morning, according to China´s official Xinhua news agency. Depending on local weather and sea conditions, the Jiaolong will dive six times --...

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2011-07-26 10:31:35

A Chinese submersible has completed the country's deepest manned dive in international waters of the northeastern Pacific Ocean, official news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. The Jiaolong -- named after a mythical Chinese sea dragon -- reached a depth of 16,591 feet below sea level, Xinhua said. "Such a depth means the Jiaolong is capable of reaching over 70 percent of the sea beds in the world," Xinhua said, quoting head of diving operations Wang Fei. "It will pave way for a...

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2011-07-21 14:19:42

A Chinese submarine performed the country's deepest manned dive ever on Thursday, completing a milestone for China's deep-sea ambitions. The State Oceanic Administration said in a statement that the Jiaolong undersea craft reached 13,211-feet below sea level in a test dive in the northeastern Pacific. "The success of this test dive has laid a solid foundation for completing the mission of diving to 5,000 meters (16,404-feet)," it said. The submarine carried three people in Thursday's journey...


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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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