1961

The National Academy of Sciences launches Project Mohole. Revelle, Munk, Harry Hess, Bill Riedel, Willard Bascom, and others are the first to attempt to drill into Earth’s mantle from a ship dynamically positioned over the deep seafloor. This astonishing feat is reported by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

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