Us astronaut Kathy Sullivan ,who was known for the first women to walk in space , now She became the first woman to reach the deepest known point on Earth, in the South Pacific
Many of us cant even think reach to the depths of the deepest oceans of our planet but 68 years old former NASA astronaut reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench
According EyosExpeditions , Kathy Sullivan a veteran of three space shuttle flights, became the first American woman to walk in space .
She is the 8th person to reach the bottom of the Challenger Deep,after Don Walsh and Jacques Picard in the 1960s as well as Titanic filmmaker James Cameron in the year 2012.
On Sunday She reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep, almost 6.9 miles (36,000 Feet) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
Kathy Sullivan’s deep dive
In case you were wondering why is this such a deal, when you go deep underwater, as Kathy Sullivan did, the pressure outside the submarine,crushing pressure equivalent to having 2,200 tonnes of pressure pressing down on the hatch
Compare this to the International Space Station, it has zero environmental pressure in the vacuum of space
Kathy Sullivan said on statement , “As a hybrid oceanographer and astronaut this was an extraordinary day, a once in a lifetime day, seeing the moonscape of the Challenger Deep and then comparing notes with my colleagues on the ISS about our remarkable reusable inner-space outer-spacecraft.”
The team is expected to get back to the port on the island of Guam on June 15.