Who is Stockton Rush? Titan, the missing submersible, is being driven by the CEO of OceansGate, whose wife is related to the first couple on the Titanic.
Since Sunday, June 18, people all over the world have been holding their breath as American and Canadian forces try to find the lost submersible that was taking a group of people to explore the wreck of the Titanic. The Titan ship lost touch with its base off the coast of Canada soon after taking off with five crew members who each paid $250,000 (£195,270) for the one-of-a-kind trip.
The British billionaire Hamish Harding, the Pakistani billionaire Shahzada Dawood and his son, the French diver Paul-Henri Nargolet, and the CEO of the company, Stockton Rush, who was driving the submarine, were all on the OceanGate Expeditions ship. Experts say that the crew only has a few more hours of air left before all of the supplies are used up.
The search teams say they hear banging sounds every 30 minutes. They think the source is about 2.5 miles below the sea, near the wreck, but they don’t know the exact location or if the sounds are coming from the lost submersible. Even though the crew is trained to knock every 30 minutes in case of an emergency, many experts think the sounds are coming from things falling off the Titanic.
Here is a full look at Stockton Rush, his exciting work, and his personal life, including how his wife was connected to the Titanic.
Who is Stockton Rush?
OceanGate Inc. was started by Stockton Rush, who is also the CEO and founder of the company. His job is to manage the company’s financial and engineering strategies and come up with a plan for making crewed submersibles for scientific study and charter.
When he got his rating at the United Airlines Jet Training Institute in 1981, when he was 19 years old, he became the youngest jet transport pilot in the world. He then worked for Overseas National Airways, which was hired by Saudi Arabian Airlines.
In 1984, the business mogul got a BSE in aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering from Princeton University. Before that, he worked as a flight test engineer at the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Rish got his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 1989. A year later, he built an experimental plane called Glasair III. He still owns and uses it. He then built a two-person submarine in which he went on more than 30 dives.
Rush served on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Flight in Seattle for a number of years and led the museum’s Development Committee. In 2009, he started OceanGate Expeditions, whose goal is to make “access to the deep ocean through innovation” easier. In his work, he has also been on the boards of companies like BlueView Technologies, which makes high-frequency sonar systems, and Entamo, which makes enterprise software.
Stockton Rush Personal Life
Wendy Rush is married to Stockton Rush. Wendy Rush works as the communications head for OceanGate. The New York Times says that Wendy Rush is the great-great-granddaughter of Isidor and Ida Straus, who died on the Titanic.
Isidor Straus, a first-class guest, is said to have refused to get on a lifeboat when there were still women and children waiting to get off the sinking ship. His wife Ida was with him at the time.
In James Cameron’s 1997 movie Titanic, an older couple was shown hugging in bed as the cold ocean water rose in their cabin. This was based on the couple’s story, but it was made up.
Mr. Straus was born in 1845, and he was a co-owner of Macy’s, an American department store. His body was found at sea a few weeks after the Titanic sank. But the body of his wife was never found.
About Stockton Rush, The Titan Submersible’s Pilot
Stckton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate and one of the five people on the submersible that went missing in the North Atlantic, is known as a modern-day Jacques Costeau who loves nature.
One of the people on the Titan submarine that went missing on Sunday is 61-year-old Stckton Rush, who helped start the company. Rush and four other tourists who were in the OceanGate sub when it went down 13,000 feet to see the Titanic could not be reached on Wednesday.
One of the five people who died on the Titan submersible was an explorer and water lover Stckton Rush. Mr. Rush started OceanGate in 2009, and when it started offering trips in 2021, it made news all over the world.
The Titan submersible, driven by CEO Stockton Rush, is missing in the North Atlantic. The ship lost contact with its base off Canada after taking off with five crew members who each paid $250,000 for the one-of-a-kind trip. The crew, including British billionaire Hamish Harding, Pakistani billionaire Shahzada Dawood, French diver Paul-Henri Nargolet, and the CEO of OceanGate, lost touch with its base.
Experts believe the crew only has a few more hours of air left before supplies run out. The search teams are hearing banging sounds every 30 minutes, possibly coming from the lost submersible. Stockton Rush, who started OceanGate in 2009, is known as a modern-day Jacques Costeau who loves nature.
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