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Richard Lundgren elected fellow member of the Explorers Club

 

Today Ocean Discovery's Richard Lundgren was elected fellow member of the prestigious Explorers Club. This is a  tremendous  appreciation of a life time of underwater exploration culminating with the discovery of the ship wreck Mars.

Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club's members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members.

Fellowship is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves by directly contributing to scientific knowledge in the field of geographical exploration or allied sciences. 
 

Important discoveries by  Explorer Club members;

North Pole - 1909 - Robert Peary, Matthew Henson, and Ootah. 

South Pole - 1911 - Roald Amundsen

Summit of Mount Everest, World's Highest Peak - 1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 

Marianas Trench, Greatest Ocean Depth - 1960 - Jacques Piccard and Don Whttp://www.explorers.org/alsh 

Surface of the Moon - 1969 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins