The former American astronaut was the first woman to descend to the bottom of the Mariana Trench
Katherine Sullivan, who became the first American to go into open space in 1984, is now the first woman to reach the Mariana Trench – the deepest part of the ocean.
“The American, who was the first to go into outer space, became the first woman to reach the deepest known place in the oceans,” it was informed.
It is specified that Sullivan, who is 68 years old, went down to the Mariana Trench with researcher and businessman Viktor Veskovo. They spent an hour and a half at a depth of 10,915 meters.
“For me, as an oceanographer and an astronaut, it was a very unusual day, which happens only once in a lifetime,” the woman said.
The Mariana Trench is the deepest of the known aquatic geographic features. Its depth reaches about 10 920 meters.