It’s a lifelong desire of many to see the most well-known shipwreck in the world. And now, paying adventurers known as “mission specialists” have the opportunity to get a close-up look at the Titanic.

Stockton Rush aspires for OceanGate to advance deep-sea exploration in the same way that entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos are working to advance space exploration. At first glance, Rush’s location in the North Atlantic doesn’t seem noteworthy. The Titanic’s wreck, which sank in April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg on its inaugural voyage, is located 3,800 meters below the surface. This is the location of one of history’s most infamous and tragic incidents. But he needed to develop a new kind of submersible built of lightweight materials that could transport up to five people from the ocean vessel to Titanic’s depth in order to realize his Titanic ambition. Many people believed it was impossible. Rush was there now, however, with a diverse group of people, including the crew of the ship, members of OceanGate, scientists, and a small but significant group of paid adventurers known as “mission specialists,” who each paid up to $250,000 (roughly £225,000) for the opportunity to see Titanic up close. Rush had successfully reached the wreck in the submersible last year.

The trip was immediately rewarding, even if it will take several months to analyze the data they collected (from the video). Rojas wiped away a tear as soon as he returned to the ocean ship after exiting the submersible and explained that he needed to do it in order to feel whole. He feels complete now.