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China's manned submersible reaches 6,000 meters

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-06-15 11:28

ABOARD XIANGYANGHONG - China's manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, reached the depth of 6,000 meters of the Mariana Trench at 12 pm local time (0400GMT) Friday.

The dive, which began at 9 am, is the first of a series of six scheduled ones to attempt the country's deepest-ever 7,000-meter manned dive.

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