Despite opposition from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a federal judge in Virginia approved the expedition on Monday, calling it “a unique opportunity to recover an artifact that will contribute to the legacy left by the indelible loss of the Titanic.”
The Italian radio pioneer and inventor
Guglielmo Giovanni Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission.
He is credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun “in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy.”
The company behind the expedition, R.M.S. Titanic, say they may even be able to get the telegraph machine working again to gain a clearer picture of the ship’s final minutes as it sank nearly 400 miles off the shores of Newfoundland.