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A signed color 4¾x3¼ photograph of the designer of the robot Jason, Jr., which entered the Titanic
Photograph signed: "Robert Ballard". Color, 4¾x3¼. Robert Ballard (b. 1942), a researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, applied optical fiber technology to designs of a new generation of towed sleds (Argo) that would transmit video pictures to the surface in real time. Ballard made his most famous discovery, the wreck of the RMS Titanic, in 1985. He and his colleagues designed a robot, the Jason, Jr., to enter the Titanic and photograph its interior. He has since used the Jason-Argo technology to locate several other very famous sunken ships, including the Bismarck, RMS Lusitania, PT-109, and the USS Yorktown His search for PT-109, the boat that John F. Kennedy manned during World War II, was catalogued in the 2003 film The Search for PT 109. In addition to finding these famous ships, Ballard has led several expeditions into the Black Sea. The landlocked body of water in Eastern Europe has very little oxygen below 160 yards, meaning that wooden hulls do not deteriorate as they do in other bodies of water. His many discoveries in the Black Sea include a still-intact ship over 1500 years old! During his career, Dr. Ballard has led or participated in more than 110 deep-sea expeditions. During the run of SeaQuest 2032 from 1993 to 1996, Ballard served as a technical consultant. Slightly grainy. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: June 30, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas

Film Credits
2015 Nova (Camera / Electrical Department), 2015 Nova (in person), 2014 Titanic Belfast: City of a Thousand Launches (in person), 2014 Shipwrecked on a Great Lake (in person), 2014 Piers Morgan Tonight (in person), 2014 Gallipoli's Lost Shipwrecks (in person), 2013 Q with Jian Ghomeshi (in person), 2013 First Voyage to the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (in person), 2012 Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard (in person), 2012 CBS This Morning: Saturday (in person), 2012 Alien Deep with Bob Ballard (in person), 2010-2015 60 Minutes (Other), 2010 Extreme Universe (in person), 2009-2015 60 Minutes (in person), 2009-2012 The Colbert Report (in person), 2008 Undercover History (in person), 2008 Titanic: Ballard's Secret Mission (in person), 2007 Naked Science (in person), 2005-2006 Wild Chronicles (in person), 2005 Ghost of the Baltic Sea (Producer), 2004 Titanic Revealed (Producer), 2003 The Search for PT 109 (Director), 2003 Sea Spies (Performer), 2003 Amazing Moments (Other), 2002 Titanic: 90 Years Below (in person), 2002 Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers (in person), 2001 The Quest for Noah's Flood (in person), 2001 Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack (in person), 2000 Lost Liners (in person), 2000 Lost Liners (Producer), 1999 Nova (Producer), 1999 National Geographic Explorer (Producer), 1999 Lost Ships of the Mediterranean (Other), 1999 Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (Other), 1998 Titanic: Breaking New Ground (Other), 1998 Beyond Titanic (Other), 1996 The Titanic's Lost Sister (in person), 1995 The Living Sea (Other), 1994 Titanic: Death of a Dream (in person), 1994 Jason V: Expedition Planet Earth (in person), 1993-1994 SeaQuest 2032 (Other), 1991 Wildlife Wars USA: Bears Under Siege (in person), 1990 Reading Rainbow (in person), 1986 Titanic: The Nightmare and the Dream (in person), 1986 National Geographic Video: Secrets of the Titanic (in person), 1986 National Geographic Video: Secrets of the Titanic (Director), 1986 Living Seas (in person), 1985-2002 National Geographic Explorer (in person), 1977 In Search of... (in person)

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