The historic explorer Richard Garriott described his extraordinary diving trip to the most remote places on the planet – and then taking selfies there.
Garriott landed gently at the foot of the Mariana Trench and took the deepest selfie in the world.
Shockingly, he found the rubbish left by the previous Chinese expedition and filmed a video of tiny translucent creatures crawling on the bottom of the sea.
Garriott, who was born in England, became the only person in the world to fly into space, reach the north and south poles, and visit the bottom of the earth.
He said: “In the truest sense, it is plunged into darkness.
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“Even if it takes four hours to get to the bottom, you are still falling fast.
“When we reached the bottom of the sea, I saw his incredibly long cable, and now it is littering the bottom of the sea. It is sad.
“During the backup process, I saw the siphon-a large multi-segment life form.
“When I first saw it from the window, it did look like a big squid.
“I am a very exciting dive, and I feel very honored to be able to enter the depths of the earth.”
To be precise, he is nearly 7 miles underwater-if you move Everest to the seabed, it will still take 1.5 miles to reach the surface.
Garriott, 59, took photos, posters and poems with young readers of the Daily Mirror.
Many of their schools followed him in diving 36,000 feet in a British-designed submersible designed by the Pacific Ocean.
He hopes to inspire children to save the planet and become the next generation of explorers.
He took photos of the deepest rock on earth sitting on the Pacific Ocean and shot a short science fiction film there. In 2008, when he was an astronaut on the International Space Station, he did the same thing.
He also brought the samples back to the surface, where they will be analyzed, and may contain species not yet known to humans.
On the bottom of the sea, he said: “In the video I shot, you can see these beautiful four to five inches long translucent black worms.
“They have floors all over there.
“And you can also see a bigger track of things.”
Incredibly, he did not go to the toilet for the entire 12-hour trip.
He smiled and said, “I know the kids will be interested in this!
“There is a private bathroom on these equipment-on the Mir submersible, it is large enough to hang curtains to provide a little privacy.
“But on the impossible spaceship-you are in a spacesuit.
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“The night before the flight, the doctor came to you and handed you an adult diaper, saying that he would wear it and plan to use it!
“During this trip, I was going to take care of myself in my seat, but I had no drinks the night before dinner.
“I don’t have a drink in the morning, so luckily, I don’t need a bathroom — the first 12-hour adventure I don’t need.”
After his report, it was time to celebrate as the 14th person to officially step down.
“We meet on the Sky deck-we call it Sky Bar, there is a cool beer shop, I put a bottle of vodka on ice earlier, so cute.
“This is the fantastic ending of an incredible day.”