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  Bertrand Piccard Summary
Bertrand Piccard has pursued a dual career as a psychiatrist and adventurer in various forms of flight.
Piccard and his companions were certainly not the only balloonists who had unsuccessfully attempted the circumnavigation of the globe.
Bertrand Piccard (born March 1, 1958) is a Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist.
www.bookrags.com /Bertrand_Piccard   (1032 words)

 ACSC GOE: Bertrand Piccard 2003 Biography
Bertrand Piccard was the captain of the first hot-air balloon team to circumnavigate the globe.
Piccard was subsequently awarded the Légion d’Honneur, the Olympic Order, the Gold Medal of the French Ministry of Youth and Sport, and was recognized with distinction by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, the National Geographic Society, and the American Academy of Achievement.
Piccard and his co-pilot on the historic flight, Great Britain’s Brian Jones, later founded with Breitling the Winds of Hope Foundation to inform the media of intolerable situations and to appeal for financial assistance for humanitarian projects.
www.au.af.mil /au/goe/eagle_bios/2003/piccard_2003.html   (526 words)

 Bertrand Piccard / Psychiatrist - Economy-point.org
Its grandfather, Augusts Piccard (1884-1962), explored 1931 on 16.000 m height the stratosphere and was first humans, who dipped with a bathyscaphe into the deepest place of the ocean.
With 16 years Bertrand Piccard counted delta flies and flies of ultralight aircraft to the European pioneers in.
Piccard was European champion in aerobatics, owner of a world record in altitude and several "“world premieres"”.
www.economy-point.org /b/bertrand-piccard.html   (760 words)

 Bertrand Piccard - Tate Lecture Series - SMU
Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1958 into a family of explorers and scientists, Bertrand Piccard was destined to become one of the greatest adventurers of the 20th century.
Piccard's grandfather, Auguste, prepared the way for modern aviation and the conquest of space by inventing the principle of the pressurized cockpit.
Bertrand Piccard combined his experience as a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy with his grandfather's love of aeronautics.
www.smu.edu /tateseries/speakers/bertrand-piccard.asp   (230 words)

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 UNFPA Goodwill Ambassadors: Bertrand Piccard
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
Bertrand Piccard seems to have been born to lead such a record-breaking journey.
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.
myhero.com /myhero/hero.asp?hero=piccard   (1303 words)

 Bertrand Piccard - Speakers Biography - Celebrity Speakers Limited
Bertrand Piccard and his co-pilot, Brian Jones, were the first men to circumnavigate the globe non-stop in a hot air balloon (breaking three world records for distance, duration and time in the process).
Bertrand carefully explains to audiences his concept of the psychology of life, human communication, teamwork, motivation and the pioneering spirit, as well as offering invaluable advice on how to deal with stress, uncertainty and crises.
Bertrand is a flamboyant speaker and his spell binding presentations captivate audiences with their dramatic images and examples from his amazing aerial adventures.
www.speakers.co.uk /csaWeb/speaker,BERPIC   (283 words)

 SFOA Bürgenstock 2004 - Dr. Bertrand Piccard
Bertrand Piccard was born on March 1st 1958 in Lausanne (Switzerland) into a family of explorers and scientists.
Bertrand seemed to be predestined to perpetuate one of the greatest family adventures of the 20th century.
An Honorary Professor, Bertrand Piccard also received Honorary Doctorates in Science and Letters, the Légion d’Honneur, the Grand Prix of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques de l’Institut de France and was appointed goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
burgenstock.sfoa.org /2004/PiccardBertrand.htm   (479 words)

 Bertrand Piccard - The London Speaker Bureau
Bertrand Piccard is one of the most sought-after european inspirational speakers.
Always interested in the study of human behaviour in extreme situations, Bertrand Piccard was one of the pioneers of hang gliding and microlight flying in the 1970s and became European champion in hang-glider aerobatics in 1985.
Honorary Doctor of Science, Bertrand Piccard also received the Grand Prix of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques de l'Institut de France and was named as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.
www.londonspeakerbureau.co.uk /speakers/viewSpeaker.aspx?speakerid=76   (418 words)

 Amazing Century of the Piccards - From Auguste to Jacques to Bertrand Piccard
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones in the Breitling Orbiter 3 have just fulfilled a hundred year old challenge to be first to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon.
In 1998, Bertrand Piccard took off from Switzerland with Wim Verstraeten of Belgium and Andy Elson of Britain in the Breitling Orbiter 2, a helium and hot air balloon that was intended to go around the world nonstop.
The Piccard Gondola - Photos of the history-making balloon gondola that is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
www.johnshepler.com /articles/piccard.html   (1394 words)

 Face to Face: Celebrity Advocates Bertrand Piccard
Piccard comes from a Swiss family of legendary scientists and explorers.
In accepting his appointment as UNFPA Goodwill Abmbassador, Dr. Piccard said, "I am supporting UNFPA because I believe that every human being has the right to become responsible for the direction of their existence.
Piccard created the Winds of Hope Foundation to fight against forgotten or neglected causes throughout the world, especially those affecting children.
www.facetoface.org /sp_17.html   (374 words)

 Cora prende il volo con Bertrand Piccard
Ed ora Bertrand Piccard, sì proprio lui il grande aerostiere che si è affidato alla natura, alla forza dei venti, per portare a termine l’ultima grande avventura, è qui accanto a me.
L'impresa portata a termine da Bertrand Piccard e da Brian Johns è senza dubbio straordinaria.
E così farà sicuramente anche Cora, il cane-guida di peluche che ora è nelle braccia di Bertrand Piccard.
www.caneguida.ch /incontri.htm   (1089 words)

 Bertrand Piccard's Solar-Powered Flight Around the World - Popular Mechanics
If aeronautical adventurer Bertrand Piccard has any influence, the answer will be: all the way around the world.
Piccard, 47, hatched his latest scheme while working on the Breitling Orbiter, the hybrid helium/hot air balloon in which he and copilot Brian Jones made a pioneering round-the-world flight in 1999.
Piccard wondered if it would be possible to make the same trip without burning any fuel at all.
www.popularmechanics.com /science/air_space/1701581.html   (666 words)

Bertrand took the time to autograph copies of his book "Around The World In 20 Days".
Bertrand gave the MBA an authentic Swiss Army knife autographed by Brian Jones and Bertrand on one side, with an insignia of the Breitling Orbitor III on the front side.
Bertrand, thank you for being so patient with us, our autograph requests and our questions.
www.mnballooning.com /history.html   (180 words)

 Breitling-Orbiter 3 - Tour du monde en ballon
ertrand is the grandson of Auguste Piccard, the Swiss physician famous for his important inventions, particularly that of the pressurized cabin.
His grandfather was the first man to reach the stratosphere in a balloon and invented the Bathyscaphe, a submarine which Jacques Piccard, BertrandÕs father, took down to 10,916 meters, the deepest point of the globe.
Born in 1958, Bertrand Piccard is married and has three daughters.
www.breitling.com /orbiter/breit98/eng/projet/pilotes/piccard.html   (182 words)

The driving force behind the project is the Swiss psychiatrist and aeronaut Bertrand Piccard.
So now Piccard has dreamed up a greener—and far gutsier—aviation milestone to conquer: circling the globe in a solar-powered plane.
One possible solution, according to project scientist Yves Leterrier, would be to plaster the underside of the aircraft with solar cells to snag reflected sunshine: “Any photon that we can capture is a good photon,” he says.
www.solarnavigator.net /solar_impulse.htm   (822 words)

 Bertrand Piccard@Everything2.com
Bertand Piccard, (March 1, 1958, Switzerland -) is the son of legendary adventurer/scientist Jacques Piccard, and grandson of the equally legendary adventurer/scientist Auguste Piccard.
Born into such a celebrated family of adventurers, Bertrand got interested in various forms of flying at a young age.
The Orbiter 1 stayed aloft for only 6 hours (1997), and the Orbiter 2 managed to break an endurance record of nine days, 17 hours before it was forced to land in Myanmar, Burma.
everything2.com /index.pl?node_id=798232   (248 words)

On 21st March 1999 balloonist Bertrand Piccard and his co-pilot Brian Jones landed the Breitling Orbiter 3 in the Eygptian desert and seized what had been hailed as the last great trophy in aviation, to circumnavigate the globe non stop in a hot air balloon.
His grandfather Auguste was the first man to reach the stratosphere and his father Jacques designed the first tourist submarine and is holder of the deep sea diving record.
Bertrand Piccard has explored most forms of free flight from microlight aircraft and aerobatic hang-gliders to parachuting and ballooning he holds several records including European Champion in aerobatic flight and the world record for altitude.
www.normanphillips.co.uk /bertrAnd_piccard_bio.htm   (223 words)

 Untitled Document
Le Dr Bertrand Piccard, le " Savanturier " engagé dans le développement durable, est l'heureux lauréat 2005 de l' "International Leading Entrepreneur Award " qui sera décerné à l'occasion de la 8ème édition du "Monte Carlo Business Angels Forum ".
Le Dr Bertrand Piccard succède ainsi à Renzo Rosso, Diesel Group (en 2004), à Daniel Borel, Logitech (2003), Nicolas G. Hayek, Swatch Group (2002) et à Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyGroup (2001).
Dr Bertrand Piccard, involved in sustainable development, is the 2005 winner of the "International Leading Entrepreneur Award" which will be presented by H.S.H. Prince Albert II at the 8th "Monte Carlo Business Angels Forum" on 2nd December at the Hôtel de Paris.
www.business-angels.com   (383 words)

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