DeepFlight Challenger

DeepFlight Challenger was built as an experimental prototype to enable adventurer, Steve Fossett, to set the ultimate solo dive record, 37,000 feet to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Unfortunately Fossett perished in a plane crash before he could dive the submersible to record depth.  DeepFlight developed many key technologies during the Challenger project, including the use of composites in deep water pressure vessels.  The Challenger is now owned and managed by Chris Welsh as part of Virgin Oceanic.