Brian Blessed to travel to deepest point of earth
Brian Blessed wants to be the first Briton to travel to the deepest point of the earth.
The 79-year-old actor is to celebrate turning 80 in October by doing a record-breaking descent called Challenger Deep, which will see him face pressures of 1,000 times greater than on earth, a feat completed successfully by Hollywood director James Cameron in 2012.
Speaking in this month's CALIBRE Quarterly magazine, he revealed: "I want to go to the bottom of the Marianas Trench in a bathysphere - all the way 37,000ft down!"
The 'Flash Gordon' star is obsessed with space and is a strong believer that humans originate from stardust particles.
Of his passion for the outer world, he said: "My biggest love in life is space. I've always been mesmerised by space and I firmly believe that we are the children of stardust, and we're yearning for the stars."
Meanwhile, Brian also has going to the moon on his bucket list.
He added: "I'm determined to go to the moon and I'm very keen that we get moving in space. I think we have this wonderful race memory for exploration - as old as the universe, and we're just scratching at the surface of it. We don't just belong here on this planet. The earth has got to have a rest!"