Have you ever wondered what it looks like miles below the surface of the ocean? Loretta has performed some of the deepest ocean dives in the world, including the Mir dives (deepest dive was 3,519 m) and Deep Rover dives she did as part of the filming of Director James Camperon’s 3D IMAX movie “Aliens of the Deep.
” Learn about the latest developments in Virgin Oceanic’s effort to send someone down three times deeper– the bottom of the Mariana Trench– the very deepest point in the ocean where new life forms and oceanic resources are currently being discovered. Loretta will explain the importance of exploring these far reaches of our planet.
Loretta has degrees in biology from Stanford and Caltech, floats weightless as crew for Zero-G’s 727 aircraft and has worked in the Arctic with NASA doing research on plants living in extreme environments. She is the co-creator of Yuri’s Night, a worldwide event that commemorates April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle. Loretta is passionate about using science and exploration to make a difference for the planet. VIA – Mindshare LA