H.Res.1027 - Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the historic dive to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, the deepest point in the world's oceans, on January 23, 1960, and its importance to marine research, ocean science, a better understanding of the planet, and the future of human exploration.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.Res.1027 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Passed House without amendment (03/19/2010)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Recognizes: (1) the 50th anniversary of the dive to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench and its historic scientific contributions; (2) the lifetime achievements of Captain Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard and their contributions to the furtherance of exploration and ocean science; (3) the Mariana Trench as one of the world's great ocean classrooms; and (4) the U.S. commitment to educate future leaders in ocean science and human exploration.