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China’s manned sub Jiaolong comes out of water after exploration

Updated: Jan 11,2015 10:56 AM     Xinhua

China’s deep-sea manned submersible Jiaolong is lifted out of water after an exploration mission, in the southwest Indian Ocean, Jan 10, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Pilot trainee Zhang Yi waves as she comes out of the Jiaolong, China’s deep-sea manned submersible, in the southwest Indian Ocean, Jan 10, 2015. Zhang Yi, China’s first female pilot trainee for deep-sea manned sub, dived on Jan 10 as co-pilot with Jiaolong. China recruited six pilot trainees for deep-sea manned sub out of 130 candidates in 2013 and two of the six are female. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese scientist Tao Chunhui, pilot Tang Jialing and pilot trainee Zhang Yi (L-R) wave after they come out of the Jiaolong, China’s deep-sea manned submersible, in the southwest Indian Ocean, Jan 10, 2015. Zhang Yi, China’s first female pilot trainee for deep-sea manned sub, dived on Jan 10 as co-pilot with Jiaolong. China recruited six pilot trainees for deep-sea manned sub out of 130 candidates in 2013 and two of the six are female.[Photo/Xinhua]

China’s deep-sea manned submersible Jiaolong comes out of water as sea birds take flight around it in the southwest Indian Ocean, Jan 10, 2015. Jiaolong carried out an exploration mission to study active hydrothermal vent in the southwestern Indian Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

China’s deep-sea manned submersible Jiaolong comes out of water as a sea bird takes flight around it in the southwest Indian Ocean, Jan 10, 2015. Jiaolong carried out an exploration mission to study active hydrothermal vent in the southwestern Indian Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

China’s deep-sea manned submersible Jiaolong comes out of water as a sea bird takes flight around it in the southwest Indian Ocean, Jan 10, 2015. Jiaolong carried out an exploration mission to study active hydrothermal vent in the southwestern Indian Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Jan 10, 2015 shows a coral on a basalt collected by Jiaolong, China’s deep-sea manned submersible, in the southwest Indian Ocean. Jiaolong carried out an exploration mission to study active hydrothermal vent in the southwestern Indian Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Jan 10, 2015 shows pieces of sulfide collected by Jiaolong, China’s deep-sea manned submersible, in the southwest Indian Ocean. Jiaolong carried out an exploration mission to study active hydrothermal vent in the southwestern Indian Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

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