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Record breaking submarine passes through Shreveport

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The deepsea submarine is famous for breaking the all-time record for deepest drive. The deepsea submarine is famous for breaking the all-time record for deepest drive.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A team of scientists are on the road carrying a submarine named, "Deepsea Challenger,"and it rolled through the ArkLaTex on Tuesday.

The deep sea submarine is famous for breaking the all-time record for deepest drive. Piloted by James Cameron, the director of Titanic, the sub dove to the bottom of the Mariana's Trench at depths of over 35,000 feet.

Marine Biologist DiJanna Figueroa is a member of the team and says the sub saw plenty of new things at the bottom of the ocean. "They found over 40 different species using genetic techniques to figure out what it is that have never even been described before. So we're talking about new species that we didn't even know existed on the planet."

The team is also driving the submarine across the country to inspire children to be innovative and imaginative. Through a program called "Green Steam," the team hopes to teach kids the importance of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. All of which went into building the record breaking submarine, says Figueroa.

The submarine makes its next stop at the Atlanta Aquarium on Wednesday. They'll make one more stop in Washington D.C. on Thursday, before heading to Massachusetts, where it will be studied because of the ground-breaking technology inside of it.

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