The tech-crazy US multimillionaire has just set a new record in flying and is now drawn to the depths of the oceans. Steve Fossett, who set speed records on the water with the giant catamaran "Cheyenne" (ex- "Play Station") not so long ago, wants to dive, deeper than anyone before.
As an aid, he wants to use a small submarine that will bring him further than 35,810 feet below the surface of the water. This is the existing depth record, set in 1960 by Jacques Piccard and Donald Walsh under the care of the US Navy. "Kaiko", an unmanned submarine belonging to the Japanese Oceanography and Technology Center, even reached a depth of 36,008 feet in 1995
Fossett also wants to use his "Cheyenne" for the project. The Megakat is currently without a rig in San Diego. It is supposed to act as a kind of floating base camp.
If Fossett breaks the diving record, it is far from over. Allegedly, according to a report by Olivier de Kersauson, "Cheyenne" will be equipped with a bio-diesel engine in order to get the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the world under water.