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Richard Branson to Attempt Deep Sea Exploration Records

Apr 10th, 2011 | By
Richard Branson to Attempt Deep Sea Exploration Records

British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson announced Tuesday that as part of his Virgin Oceanic deep-sea exploration initiative, he will be sending a solo piloted submarine to the deepest points of each of the world’s five oceans. Accompanying sub owner and operator Chris Welsh, sometimes serving as backup and sometimes piloting himself, Branson will attempt as many as 30 Guinness World Records over the course of 2011 and 2012. Branson will be using a submarine originally commissioned by his adventurer friend Steve Fossett, the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world …