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  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)

 Rolex Deep Sea Special
Jacques' father Auguste Piccard twice beat the record for reaching the highest altitude in a balloon, in 1931-32.
Jacques' son Bertrand Piccard was the first person to fly around the world nonstop with the balloon "Orbiter 3" in March 1999.
Auguste Piccard, born on January 28, 1884 in Basel, Switzerland, was professor of physics at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich and then at the University of Brussels.
bjsonline.com /watches/articles/0022.shtml   (755 words)

 Piccard, Jacques Ernest-Jean (1922- ) Biography | woes_02_package.xml
Jacques Piccard is a Swiss oceanic engineer best noted for making the deepest ocean dive (with Lt. Don Walsh) in the bathyscaph Trieste, a submersible vessel he helped build with his father, Auguste Piccard.
Jacques Ernest-Jean Piccard was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1922, where his Swiss-born father taught at the city's university.
Piccard and Walsh sat in a 6-ft-diameter (1.8-m) steel capsule at the base of the ship while the vessel made the nearly five-hour dive to the ocean floor.
www.bookrags.com /biography/piccard-jacques-ernest-jean-1922---woes-02   (515 words)

 Bertrand Piccard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1958 into a family of explorers and scientists, Piccard was enamored with adventure at an early age and inspired by his grandfather, August Piccard, who pioneered high altitude balloon flight, invented the Bathyscaphe deep-diving submarine, and created the concept of the pressurized cockpit.
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/eaglebios/03bios/piccar03.htm   (486 words)

 Jacques Piccard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
'''Jacques Piccard''', son of Auguste Piccard, was born in Brussels on 28 July 1922.
Jaques Piccard went diametral: he was the first man to dive to the deepest location in the sea, the Challenger Depth within Mariana Trench (-10916m), with his submarine "Trieste".
Jacques Piccard's son Bertrand Piccard was the first one to fly around the world nonstop with the balloon "Orbiter 3" in March 1999.
jacques-piccard.iqnaut.net   (151 words)

 Jacques Piccard Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
One of a remarkable family of record-setting explorer/scientists, Jacques Piccard (born 1922) is one of the fathers of marine exploration and a pioneer of ocean engineering.
Early on January 23, 1960, Piccard and Lt. Don Walsh, a submarine officer, boarded the vessel in rough seas near Guam and began a descent to 36,000 feet in a chasm of the Marianas Trench known as Challenger Deep.
Piccard wrote in 1961: "That man is headed for ultimate adventure at the basement of earth, there is no doubt at all." Today he acknowledges that he expected too much in the 1960's.
www.bookrags.com /biography/jacques-piccard   (1246 words)

 Piccard Family Papers (Library of Congress)
Jeannette Piccard's papers in the Subject File reflect her role in the Episcopal Church and as an educator.
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.
Piccard, Jacques, 1957 Piccard, Jules, 1879 - 1981 Piccard, Marilyn Dickson (wife of John A. Piccard), 1944 - 1945 Ridlon, Hugh "At Plattsburg," n.d.
www.loc.gov /rr/mss/text/piccard.html   (6833 words)

 Jacques Piccard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jacques Piccard (born July 28, 1922) is a Belgian explorer and engineer, known for having developed underwater vehicles for studying ocean currents.
Jacques Piccard was born in Brussels, Belgium to Auguste Piccard, who was himself an adventurer and engineer.
Jacques Piccard is the founder of the Foundation for the Study and Protection of Seas and Lakes, based in Cully, Switzerland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jacques_Piccard   (266 words)

 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.
His father, Jacques Piccard, is a renowned submarine constructor who completed the world's deepest submarine dive of 10,916 meters in the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean.
Piccard was joined in India by a native of that country, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Lara Dutta.
www.unfpa.org /ambassadors/bertrand.htm   (365 words)

 Auguste Piccard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Piccard and his twin brother Jean-Felix were born in Basel, Switzerland.
Jacques Piccard made many dives, mainly off Italy, from 1954 on, before selling her to the U.S. Navy in 1957 for $250,000.
On her 65th dive, the younger Piccard and Lt. Don Walsh of the U.S. Navy reached a depth 35,800 ft in the Mariana Trench, a few hundred miles from Guam, setting a new record.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Auguste_Piccard   (553 words)

 Portsmouth Herald Newspaper
Piccard followed the adventuring tradition in his family, which began in 1931 when his physicist grandfather Auguste became the first man ever to take a balloon into the stratosphere.
In 1960, Auguste's son, Jacques, took a supersubmarine called a "bathyscaphe" (after the Greek for "deep boat") to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific _ the deepest point on the Earth's surface.
Piccard's wife, Michelle, and his three small children were headed out to Egypt to meet their hero.
www.seacoastonline.com /1999news/3_21_w3.htm   (843 words)

 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   (315 words)

 Bertrand Piccard
World record holder for the deepest ever dive, Jacques Piccard was also the inventor of the first passenger submarine
Born in Brussels on July 28, 1922, Jacques Piccard initially studied economics.
Jacques then changed his career and worked with his father to build what was to become the bathyscaphe Trieste.
www.bertrandpiccard.com /eng/family3.php   (137 words)

 CNN - Balloonists head home after triumphant global flight - March 22, 1999
Piccard, 41, a Swiss psychiatrist, and Jones, 51, a British balloon flight instructor, had hoped to touch down alongside the pyramids at Giza.
Piccard followed a family adventuring tradition, which began in 1931 when his physicist grandfather Auguste and his partner became the first men ever to take a balloon into the stratosphere, rising almost 10 miles (16 kilometers) high.
In 1960, Auguste's son, Jacques, took a super submarine called a "bathyscaphe" (after the Greek for "deep boat") to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific -- the deepest point on the earth's surface.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9903/21/balloon.02/index.html   (1116 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
Piccard thought of using glass shaped like a cone with a truncated peak opening outward within the steel; he would look through the narrow flat surface and gain a wide field of view, while the outside pressure would force the glass firmly against a seal and prevent leaks.
Piccard was past sixty now, but he proceeded with his plan and soon was arranging to have the cabin cast from steel.
Piccard and Walsh spent a restless night on the eve of their descent, stirred not so much by excitement as by the ship’s rolling and by repeated test explosions, whose shock waves, rebounding from the sea floor, were used to measure its depth.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/it/1992/1/1992_1_28.shtml   (5429 words)

 GEO World - Mar 2001 - The "G" in GIS: Six Heroes of Geography Sign Fliers' and Explorers' Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh dived in a bathyscaphe to a depth of 35,800 feet in the Marianas Trench, the deepest spot in any ocean.
Jacques Piccard couldn't attend due to health, but Bertrand Piccard spoke on behalf of his father.
Piccard and Jones recalled how inordinately fortunate they thought themselves to be as the winds blew precisely in their favor, they narrowly escaped death from an air-supply problem, and a meteorologist's hunch sent them successfully across the Pacific on a southern route no one had tried before.
www.geoplace.com /gw/2001/0301/0301gng.asp   (1768 words)

 HIGH FLYING SWISS BALLOONIST PICCARD GRANDSON OF IDENTICAL TWIN Swiss balloonist Bertrand Piccard who   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His son (Bertrand's father), Jacques Piccard, subsequently set the record for the deepest ocean descent by reaching a depth of 10,911 meters (35,797 feet) in a bathyscaphe named the Trieste in 1960.
Upon landing, Piccard jumped off the gondola and waved to a light aircraft that circled as the Breitling Orbiter III landed.
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)

 The My Hero Project - Bertrand Piccard
Piccard and Jones began in Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland on March 1 and crossed over Mauritania (see map below) early in the course, placing their circumnavigation mark at 9 degrees, 27 minutes west.
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 /myhero/hero.asp?hero=piccard   (1270 words)

 Piccard, Auguste - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-piccard.html   (350 words)

 Living With A Star: 3: Balloon/Rocket Mission: Scientific Ballooning
It is the story of building high-flying balloons and deep diving bathyscaphs (literally "deep boats") to explore two of the most exotic locales on Earth—the upper atmosphere and the deep ocean depths.
Piccard recognized that the design of a pressurized gondola for high-altitude balloon research is similar to a spherical chamber designed to withstand thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch when diving deep into the ocean.
In 1934, Jean Piccard and his wife Dr. Jeannette Piccard (a chemist), set a world altitude record when they piloted their gondola to a height of 57,579 feet (17,550m) above sea level.
ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu /LWS_GEMS/3/scien.htm   (832 words)

 Sea and Sky: Ocean Exploration 1800 A.D. - Present
Explorers Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnan develop the first scuba that allows divers to stay underwater for extended periods and more effectively explore the ocean realm.
Through the use of echo soundings, Marie Tharp discovers that the Mid-Atlantic Ridge conceals a long rift valley, which turns out to be part of a hidden volcanic mountain range that extends the entire length of the Atlantic ocean.
Jacques Piccard, son of explorer August Piccard, and two other men descend into the ocean to a depth of 35,797 feet, nearly seven miles.
www.seasky.org /oceanxp/sea5a3.html   (1058 words)

 Do Unto Others Project-Church of the Science of God
Jacques Piccard, then 8 years old, and his mother were waiting at home in Brussels.
It is the same.” After 20 minutes, Jacques flipped a switch to release 800 pounds of iron ballast, and they began the return to sunlight.
Jacques watched them leave the ground as he had watched his father 67 years before.
www.dountoothers.org /thepiccards.html   (1184 words)

 Vancouver Maritime Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Son of the legendary Swiss inventor, Auguste Piccard, Jacques set a world record aboard his father's submarine, Trieste, in a seven-mile descent to the bottom of the Marianas Trench off the Philippines.
In addition to the broad oceanographic research the crew would conduct, NASA was interested in studying the environment aboard the sub as an analog to life aboard a space station.
Jacques Piccard, mission leader, was instrumental in choosing the vessel's six-person crew.
www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com /exhibits_ben_science_channel.htm   (1553 words)

 USNews.com: A Swiss family's triple crown
In 1999, when Piccard and his British copilot Brian Jones embarked on that trip, Piccard was embracing a family tradition.
Bertrand's father, Jacques Piccard, in 1960 became the first person to descend to the deepest part of the ocean.
Jacques, then working as an economist, helped out, first as a driver and interpreter (his father didn't speak Italian) but later as a full collaborator.
www.usnews.com /usnews/culture/articles/040223/23picard.htm   (631 words)

World War II abruptly terminated Piccard's work in Belgium on his deep-sea research submarine—a bathyscaph—and he did not resume it until 1945.
Piccard later worked with the French government on the development of such a craft, until invited to come to Trieste, Italy, in 1952, to commence the construction of a new bathyscaph.
On 11 August 1953, Professor Piccard and his son Jacques made the trial dive—to a depth of five fathoms.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/t8/trieste.htm   (558 words)

 The Deepest Spot on Earth: An Enduring Visit by the Crew of Trieste
On January 23, 1960, U.S. Navy Lt. Don Walsh and Swiss scientist Jacques Piccard took the bathyscaphe Trieste to the bottom of the Challenger Deep of the Marianas Trench, the deepest spot on Earth.
Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard dreamed of a vessel that could be steered and controlled by its occupants, rather than just swing freely at the end of a giant steel cable.
Piccard developed his first bathyscaphe, the FNRS-2, and tested it with remote control at a depth of 4,600 feet in 1948.
www.underwater.com /archives/arch/uw-wi99.04.htm   (2007 words)

 Face to Face: Celebrity Advocates Bertrand Piccard
Piccard comes from a Swiss family of legendary scientists and explorers.
Piccard works closely with the International Foundation for Population and Development in Switzerland.
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)

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