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  Auguste Piccard
Auguste Piccard, (January 28, 1884 - March 24, 1962) was a Swiss inventor.
Piccard made over 100 dives, mainly off Italy, from 1954 before before selling her to the US Navy in 1957 for $250,000.
Auguste Piccard his supposed to have been the inspiration for Professor Cuthbert Calculus[?] (Professeur Tryphon Tournesol) in Tintin.
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 Auguste Piccard Summary
Auguste Piccard was a scientist and inventor whose exploring instincts took him to record heights and depths.
Auguste Antoine Piccard was a Swiss physicist, inventor, and explorer who is famous for being the first, with a partner, to reach the stratosphere in a balloon of his own design.
Auguste Piccard is supposed to have been the inspiration for Professor Cuthbert Calculus (French: Professeur Tryphon Tournesol, German: Professor Bienlein) in Tintin.
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 Auguste & Jean Piccard
Auguste and Jean Piccard, twin brothers, were born in Basel, Switzerland, on 28 January 1884.
Auguste is best known in the aerospace field for his design of a pressurized balloon gondola and its successful application to high altitude operation.
Auguste's brilliant and innovative development of the pressurized gondola as well as his spectacular high altitude flights contributed substantially to the international body of aeronautical knowledge, and were important technical preliminaries to eventually putting man safely in space.
www.allstar.fiu.edu /aero/piccard.htm   (561 words)

  
 The Deep Sea - Journey to the Ocean Floor
The Trieste, designed by Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard, was a bathyscaphe, or "deep boat." Before bathyscaphes, the deepest-diving vessels were bathyspheres -- steel spheres lowered and raised by a cable attached to a mother ship overhead.
Divers Jacques Piccard (Auguste's son) and Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh were confined to a six-foot-diameter, 14-ton spherical steel capsule at the base of the ship.
Piccard and Walsh began their descent by flooding the air tanks with sea water.
www.pbs.org /wnet/savageseas/deep-side-journey.html   (345 words)

  
 Piccard Family Papers (Library of Congress)
Significant among the correspondents is Auguste Piccard, Jean Piccard's twin brother and professor of physics.
In the vanguard of stratospheric exploration, Auguste Piccard had made balloon flights into the lower regions of the stratosphere in 1931 and 1932 to study cosmic rays.
Jeannette Piccard's files comprise the bulk of the material and exhibit her work as an aerospace consultant with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and, more fully, her ordination as a priest.
www.loc.gov /rr/mss/text/piccard.html   (6833 words)

  
 Auguste Piccard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Auguste Piccard was a Swiss-born explorer who investigated both the stratosphere and the depths of the ocean.
In 1932, Piccard and Max Cosyns climbed to an altitude of 53,139 feet (16,197 meters).
Piccard made a total of twenty-seven flights before he turned to exploring the ocean bottom.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Dictionary/Piccard/DI38.htm   (220 words)

  
 Auguste Piccard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Auguste Piccard, Commander of the Legion of Honour and the Order of Leopold, was famous for spectacular inventions but he was also a scientist of universal scope.
It was hardly surprising that the cartoonist Hergé saw Auguste Piccard as the archetypal boffin and used him as the model for his character, Professor Calculus, in the adventures of Tintin.
Auguste Piccard died in Lausanne on March 25, 1962.
www.ottersden.co.za /auguste.htm   (266 words)

  
 Today in Technology History - Jan 28
Auguste Piccard and Jean-Felix Piccard were twin brothers born exactly 118 years ago in Basel, Switzerland.
Auguste Piccard built a deep-sea vessel called a "bathyscaph" which he and his son used to set new depth records in the 1940s and 50s.
Auguste had died in 1962, but his descendants have kept exploring, including grandson Bertrand Piccard, who set a ballooning endurance record on January 28, 1998.
www.tecsoc.org /pubs/history/2002/jan28.htm   (278 words)

  
 RedOrbit - Science - Dreams for Solar-Powered Plane Take Flight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But Piccard, grandson of explorer and pioneer aeronaut Auguste Piccard who provided the inspiration for Professor Calculus in the Tintin comic books, is determined his dream dubbed "Solar Impulse" will get off the ground.
Auguste Piccard designed a special pressurised aluminum gondola for the flight, which he later realised could be adapted to explore the depths of the ocean, dubbing the first deep sea submersible he designed the bathyscape.
Auguste's son, Jacques, the father of Bertrand, then improved on the machines and in 1960 descended in Trieste to the deepest-known point on Earth, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, making the deepest dive in history to 10,915 metres (35,810 ft).
www.redorbit.com /news/display/?id=131583   (611 words)

  
 UNFPA Goodwill Ambassadors: Bertrand Piccard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Piccard is a scientist, adventurer, psychiatrist and aeronaut who completed the first round-the-world balloon trip in March 1999.
Piccard went to India to visit women’s health clinics and organizations supported by UNFPA and the International Foundation for Population and Development.
Piccard was joined in India by a native of that country, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Lara Dutta.
www.unfpa.org /ambassadors/bertrand.htm   (365 words)

  
 The My Hero Project - Bertrand Piccard
Auguste's twin brother, Jean-Félix, was a chemical engineer who conducted stratospheric explorations in balloons for cosmic-ray research.
Auguste's son (and Bertrand's father), Jacques Piccard, worked for NASA and also invented the Bathyscaphe, a submersible vessel which allowed Piccard and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Donald Walsh to explore the 36,198-foot depth of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of any ocean on earth.
Piccard's and Jones' successful orbit won them a one million dollar prize put up by a major beer company, half of which they have agreed to donate to various organizations which help impoverished children in the countries they flew over.
www.myhero.com /hero.asp?hero=piccard   (1270 words)

  
 Original Artwork: David K. Stone: Auguste Antoine Piccard
Auguste Piccard is best known in the aerospace field for his design of a pressurized balloon gondola and its successful application to high altitude operation.
Convinced that survival in the stratosphere required a pressurized cabin, Piccard devised a spherical aluminum gondola in 1930 which could be adjusted to approximate sea-level pressure and which was equipped with a system for reusing its own air supply.
Piccard's brilliant and innovative development of the pressurized gondola as well as his spectacular high altitude flights and cosmic ray research contributed substantially to the international body of aeronautical knowledge, and were important technical preliminaries to eventually putting man safely in space.
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 CNN - For Piccard, record-setting is a family tradition - March 20, 1999
Piccard, 41, is a third-generation adventurer: His grandfather, Auguste Piccard, invented the pressurized cabin and was the first man to reach the stratosphere in a balloon.
Piccard is a former aerobatics champion and a hang-gliding instructor.
A Swiss psychiatrist with a penchant for hypnosis, Piccard has become a hero in a country where adulation is usually reserved for skiers or mountain climbers.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9903/20/balloon.bios.piccard/index.html   (315 words)

  
 Rolex Deep Sea Special
The Piccard Family played an important part in the future direction of Rolex Geneva and it is only correct that their history should be a part of any article on the Deep Sea Special.
Jacques' son Bertrand Piccard was the first person to fly around the world nonstop with the balloon "Orbiter 3" in March 1999.
Diving with Auguste, he broke numerous records before himself capturing the World Record for the deepest ever dive, 7 miles down to the bottom of the Marianas Trench.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Piccard,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A former Royal Air Force pilot, he entered the world of ballooning in the 1980s, and in 1997 became an organizer for the attempt of the British-built, Swiss-sponsored Breitling Orbiter 3 to circle the world nonstop.
Soaring high on alternatives: Switzerland's Bertrand Piccard plans to fly around the world on a solar-powered flight in 2010.
Piccard Medical Corp Awarded New Patent for 'Posture Pak'.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Piccard,   (473 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Auguste Piccard (Geology And Oceanography, Biography) - Encyclopedia
He was a collaborator with Albert Einstein in developing instruments for measuring radioactivity.
In 1960 Jacques Piccard, with U.S. Navy Lieutenant Donald Walsh, descended to 35,800 ft (10,912 m) in the Marianas Trench.
Jacques's son Jacques Piccard, 1958–, is also a balloonist; in Mar., 1999, he and Briton Brian Jones became the first to circle the earth nonstop, in the Breitling Orbiter 3.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Piccard.html   (288 words)

  
 HIGH FLYING SWISS BALLOONIST PICCARD GRANDSON OF IDENTICAL TWIN Swiss balloonist Bertrand Piccard who   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
His grandfather Auguste, a Swiss physicist, was the first man to reach the stratosphere in a balloon in 1931.
Auguste also invented the pressurized cabin and thanks to him, passengers today don't feel they are in the air.
Piccard's wife, Michele, and their three small daughters set off to Africa for a reunion with her husband.
www.twinsfoundation.com /articles/balloonist_piccard.htm   (596 words)

  
 Piccard Auguste - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Piccard, Auguste (1884-1962), Swiss physicist, known for his exploration of the stratosphere and the deep sea.
This obituary for Auguste Piccard appeared in The Times on March 26, 1962.
Auguste Piccard was Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Brussels.
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 Don Piccard - 50 Years
Auguste Piccard built such a balloon in 1930, equipped with a pressurized, air-tight cabin and an envelope large enough and with sufficient ascent strength that, on departure, it need not be completely filled.
Piccard is famous for inventing the concept of the distributed skin load pattern utilizing lobular gores.
Piccard's idea of the quick shut-off on the burner itself, so you don't have any burn down of the coils, was also innovative and highlighted his design philosophy of safety which he inherited from his father.
www.balloonlife.com /publications/balloon_life/9707/piccard.htm   (7069 words)

  
 Piccard-chrono
Auguste Piccard met au point un sismographe de 20 tonnes permettant de mesurer des mouvements de l'écorce terrestre d'une amplitude de 1/20 de micron;
Auguste Piccard est nommé à la chaire de physique de l'Université libre de Bruxelles;
Auguste Piccard réalise l'expérience de Michelson et Morley en ballon libre à 4'500 mètres d'altitude, permettant la vérification de la théorie de la relativité d'Einstein;
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 Auguste Piccard - Wikipedia
August 1932 stieg Auguste Piccard mit dem belgischen Physiker Max Cosyns zum zweiten Mal mit einem Gasballon auf, diesmal in Dübendorf in der Schweiz.
Siehe auch: Sein Sohn Jacques Piccard und sein Enkel Bertrand Piccard.
August Piccards Zwillingsbruder ist Jean-Felix Piccard (* 28.
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 Do Unto Others Project-Church of the Science of God
But physicist Auguste Piccard thought he could do better by ascending to the stratosphere to run his experiments on cosmic rays.
So Auguste invented a 7-foot, spherical pressurized gondola that would be comfortable even when the pressure outside fell to one tenth of that on the ground.
In the early 1950s, Auguste decided to build his next bathyscaph in Trieste, a port on the border of Italy and Slovenia.
www.dountoothers.org /thepiccards.html   (1184 words)

  
 favorites from spacewrench | MetaFilter
That's how far oceanic explorers Jacques Piccard and USN Lt. Donald Walsh descended on January 23, 1960 into the Pacific's Challenger Deep, the lowest spot in Earth's oceans.
Their submersible, the second-generation bathyscape Trieste, was designed by Swiss balloonist Auguste Piccard (Jacques' father) and built in Italy.
It took Piccard and Walsh nearly five hours to touch bottom 35,800 feet down in the Mariana Trench.
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 TIME.com: Piccard in Transit -- Jan. 16, 1933 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
To the astonished neighbor the professor explained: "I looked up my legal rights and found that I was justified." Professor Piccard's motive was fear that the dog might bite the Piccard children, whom he left behind in Brussels last week as he started a tour of the Western Hemisphere to lecture.
Mme Piccard, grumping bitterly over the interruption of her home life, and two of their five children accompanied him to Paris, through the gritty tunnels of Normandy to bleak Le Havre, waved forlornly as a big liner carried their hero down the barren harbor toward the vast Atlantic.
After hearing of the despatch Professor Piccard check-reined Pegasus, said that he merely hoped to meet Dr. Einstein, among other eminent scientists, in the U. That he may be adopted by an Indian tribe and given a feather headdress, delights the gangling physicist from Brussels.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,744914,00.html   (685 words)

  
 A Brief History
During the dive, Beebe peered out of a porthole and reported his observations by telephone to a colleague, Miss Hollister, who was on the surface.
In 1948, Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard began testing a much deeper-diving vessel he invented called the bathyscaphe.
In 1960, Jacques Piccard and Navy Lieutenant Donald Walsh descended in
www.ocean.udel.edu /deepsea/level-2/tools/history.html   (886 words)

  
 Piccard Family Crest
In continental Europe, the most ancient recorded family crest was discovered upon the monumental effigy of a Count of Wasserburg in the church of St. Emeran, at Ratisobon, Germany...
In the Piccard coat of arms as in all coat of arms the crest is only one element of the full armorial achievement.
We encourage you to study the Piccard genealogy to find out if you descend from someone who bore a particular family crest.
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 Piccard, Auguste - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From 1946 he focused on the ocean depths, making several notable dives with his son, Jacques Piccard, 1922-, off the African and Italian coasts in a bathyscaphe of his own design.
Jacques's son Jacques Piccard, 1958-, is also a balloonist; in Mar., 1999, he and Briton Brian Jones became the first to circle the earth nonstop, in the Breitling Orbiter 3.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Piccard, Auguste" at HighBeam.
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