Discussion Question #1. This is your week 13 assignment. Locate by internet research and discuss the various purposes of the Glomar Challenger. The US taxpayers paid for this ship to be built by Howard Hughs during the cold war to mine manganese nodules off the ocean floor. What was its real purpose? What did it and its sister ship, the Glomar Explorer, really accomplish (or discover) for the Geological Sciences that we’re using today? Did the taxpayers get their monies worth? What do you think?