Finding the Titanic

Explorer shares tales of search for the sunken ship


OCEAN ADVENTURE—A worker at the Reagan Library looks over Alvin, the titanium submersible sphere that brought Robert Ballard down to the wreckage of the Titanic, upon its arrival at the library earlier this year. Ballard spoke at the presidential library Sept. 11. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn NewspapersWhen deep-ocean explorer Robert Ballard announced to the world he was setting out to find the sunken RMS Titanic in 1985, he had another job to do first.
His mission: locate and inspect two nuclear-power...

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