by Josh Taylor 23/04/2012

Casually eating lunch today and trying to plan out the new website layout when suddenly, a tweet from none other than Sir Richard Branson came flying into my inbox (followed by several more).
After my campaign (here), I wondered if we’d ever hear from the man himself.

It has happened! icon biggrin Sir Richard Branson Challenge  Accepted Sir Richard Branson has offered up the challenge of seeing just how far I can get a camera down into the dark depths of our Ocean.
http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/challenge-for-a-young-entrepreneur

A huge challenge for sure and one that will be lots of fun! Slight dilemma however as to whether I postpone this JoshingTalk Space Art balloon or not….I think I might have to!

Thanks to everyone who helped me out with the campaign. With Sir Richard now on board, I want to have as many people as possibly helping me to achieve this challenge. Low costs, low tech- can we produce some good results? What do you think?

In the meantime, my lunch has gone cold after trying to recover from the (happy) shock of the news….

JoshingTalk Submersible – the project has begun.
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  • Anonymous

    I can help get you down there and here's a hint: You do what you've already done, only in reverse.
    After that you have Mr. Branson's full attention, and I can help you win the Google Lunar X Prize. I am dead serious.
    Respectfully yours,
    Steven Kopper
    stevenkopper9@gmail.com or Steven Kopper on FB

  • http://www.intervisionwebcasting.com Ian Line

    Congratulations Josh! It is exciting and inspiring to read about this accomplishment of yours. I too have a yearning to explore and experiment with the ways we can use emerging technology. I started a video production business with a dream that it'll help lead me to my dreams of exploration. It in itself has been a journey of exploration. If you would let me give you some advice. Keep at striving for you dreams. Don't let external forces extinguish your will. You decide when it is over and when it has just begun. Chose who you allow to be influence you, and draw out the best in them.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02118195388038803639 sajiv

    Josh , I am touched , moved and inspired by your accomplishment…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12460813571510465406 Terisa

    I am so impressed by your accomplishments, Josh! :)

  • Larry

    That is so awesome. Congratulations Josh!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15585004134829754635 Josh Taylor

    Thanks Steven! I think I have an idea along the lines of what you are thinking. :)
    Feel free to email me as well. joshingtalk@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15585004134829754635 Josh Taylor

    Thanks for the good words Ian! :) Really encouraging and eager now to work on the challenge. Stay in touch!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15585004134829754635 Josh Taylor

    Thanks Sajiv! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15585004134829754635 Josh Taylor

    Thanks T. Hope to see you soon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15585004134829754635 Josh Taylor

    Thanks Larry. I've given myself a few days for celebration before diving, quite literally, into this project. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01872916386292005476 Peter Scott

    Hey Josh…

    Awesome video that you created using a weather balloon..

    I'm sure your up for the challenge and will accomplish it..

    As someone said earlier..

    You just have to do the reverse..

    You do what you've already done, only in reverse.

    Good luck with it all Josh and keep up the GREAT work!

    **sMiles Pete**

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15585004134829754635 Josh Taylor

    Hi Pete!
    Thanks for your message and support. It's great to see lots of people enjoying the projects. :)

    I understand where you are coming from with the reverse roles and would like to implement that….I've just got to get the new website design done first!
    Nearly there….

    Have a good day!

    Josh

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