Titanic wreckage open for tourists in 2021 for $125K


Actually, you can see next year's Titanic — as long as you have $125,000 to spare.

According to a press release, OceanGate Expeditions is taking "citizen scientists" on a series of undersea missions to document the wreckage of the Titanic.

Beyond just seeing the historic site, people who are accepted to join the expeditions — called "mission specialists" — will participate.

According to OceanGate, the experts will be "trained as crew members and will serve practical roles" as experts work to create a "photorealistic virtual 3-D model" of the wreckage with laser scans and 4 K video.

Stockton Rush, OceanGate Expeditions' president, said in a statement, "The Titanic Survey Expedition is the culmination of a vision to give more individuals a window into our deep oceans and access to the historic Titanic site."

This team, he said, will document this historic site.

"The support of Mission Specialists is vital to our multi-year exploration, research, and digital preservation effort," Rush added. They will have the unique opportunity to serve alongside oceanographic scientists, archaeological researchers, and Titanic expedition veterans in active expeditionary roles throughout the missions.

The release said up to nine "qualified citizen scientists" will be approved to go on each mission.

According to the application, however, they will have to pay quite a price in order to participate. The $125,000 for the Titanic Survey Expedition is a "Mission Training & Support Fee."

Publish : 2020-11-08 10:27:00

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