Oceanographer Robert Ballard stunned the world when he discovered the Titanic.

But, not many people know that his discovery came about while he was on a highly-classified U.S. government Cold War mission. In his latest keynote, Navy commander, Dr. Ballard, recounts the real story of discovering the sunken ship on the bottom of the ocean while in search of two nuclear submarines.

powerful storyteller and a passionate scientific educator, Dr. Ballard founded the Ocean Exploration Trust and has pioneered distance learning in classrooms around the world.

Dr. Ballard takes audiences on a fascinating journey through the discovery of the Titanic, the advanced technology he used for this world-famous expedition, and what’s ahead for the future in deep sea exploration.

Watch him in action below as he takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, and even new mountains.