Steve Fossett has passed away but his dream survived in the hands of his friend Graham Hawkes who recently completed the mammoth task that Steve had started but unfortunately could not complete. Steve was working to create a machine that would fly as well as dive- a flying submersible!
The deisgn was supposed to reach a depth of some 36,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. Graham Hawkes has created history by completing “Deep Flight Challenger”, which is a 3-in-1 mix of a spacecraft, an airplane and a submarine.
The submersible has a length of 17 ft 8 inches, having a width of 12 ft 11 inches, and a height of 5 ft, 7 inches. It weighs a total of 4730 lbs, and has a life support of twenty four hours.
It is one of the most technologically advanced Submersible built till now. The company has not divulged any information whether they plan to open a manufacturing unit or will sell the patent to other companies.