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  Auguste & Jean Piccard
Auguste and Jean Piccard, twin brothers, were born in Basel, Switzerland, on 28 January 1884.
Jean Piccard, like his twin brother, was interested from an early age in high altitude balloon flight.
Jean Piccard retired in 1952, and died in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 28 January 1963.
www.allstar.fiu.edu /aero/piccard.htm   (561 words)

 Jean Piccard:
Jean Piccard used a metal gondola and a cluster of 92 balloons to climb to 11,000 feet.
Jean Piccard, twin brother of Auguste, was born in Basel, Switzerland, on January 28, 1884.
As a result, Piccard was instrumental in the development of a liquid oxygen converter for use in balloons and high-flying aircraft.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Dictionary/Jean_Piccard/DI65.htm   (356 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.
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.
Jean's son, Donald, continued the aeronautic tradition by pioneering the revival of hot-air ballooning in the 1960s.
bjsonline.com /watches/articles/0022.shtml   (755 words)

 Piccard Family Papers (Library of Congress)
Trained in Europe as an organic chemist, Jean Piccard gained recognition in the 1930s and 1940s as an aeronautical engineer and an active participant in the exploration of the earth's stratosphere and the study of cosmic rays.
Significant among the correspondents is Auguste Piccard, Jean Piccard's twin brother and professor of physics.
Jean or Jeannette Piccard "Born to Be a Queen," n.d.
www.loc.gov /rr/mss/text/piccard.html   (6833 words)

 [3.0] The Stratosphere Expeditions
Piccard also addressed another problem of high altitude balloon flights, the tendency of the lifting gas to expand as air pressure decreased until it began to vent out of the balloon, limiting altitude.
Piccard's wife was not happy at her husband's misadventure and he swore he wouldn't do it again, but he did make a second flight, from Zurich, Switzerland, on 18 August 1932, accompanied by a colleague, physicist Max Cosyns.
Piccard had redesigned the valve line and there were no problems on coming down, but this time the gondola was painted all white, and the two balloonists had to endure freezing cold.
www.vectorsite.net /avbloon_3.html   (3846 words)

 AEM Prof Jean F. Piccard's Contribution to Balloon Flight
Jean Piccard was already a world famous balloonist when he came to the University in 1936.
Jean Piccard and his wife, Dr. Jeanette Piccard, made their first stratosphere flight in October 1934 at Detroit.
One of Dr. Jean Piccard's first projects at the University was constructing an unmanned hydrogen-filled transparent cellophane balloon for ascents 10 to 14 miles into the stratosphere.
www.aem.umn.edu /info/history/piccard.shtml   (343 words)

 Piccard, Jacques Ernest-Jean (1922- ): World of Earth Science
Piccard put his education on hold for a year in 1944 to serve with the French First Army.
In the 1950s, Piccard joined his father in designing new and improved deep ships or "bathyscaphes." Their 50-ft (15-m) long navigable diving vessel, the Trieste, consisted of a heavier-than-water steel cabin that could resist sea pressure and a float filled with gasoline to provide lift.
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.
science.enotes.com /earth-science/piccard-jacques-ernest-jean   (525 words)

 January 5 - The Piccards, South Carolina, and the Grand American Coon Hunt
Jeannette Piccard was the first American woman to qualify as a free balloon pilot and was among the first to be ordained as an Episcopalian priest.
With her husband, Jean Piccard, Jeannette set a record 57,579' balloon ascent in 1934.
Jean Piccard's twin was the grandfather of the current record-setting balloonist and author, Bertrand Piccard.
www.goatview.com /january05.htm   (386 words)

Jeanette Piccard was an active collaborator with her husband Jean Piccard in their balloon experiments.
Her husband Jean was given the Century of Progress balloon after its historic 1933 flight, and the two immediately started work on another high-altitude flight that would emphasize scientific research.
Jean taught her how to pilot a balloon, and Jeanette received her pilot's license in July 1934.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Dictionary/Jeannette_Piccard/DI66.htm   (323 words)

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Jean Felix Piccard was born on January 28, 1884 in Basle, Switzerland.
Jean Felix Piccard joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 1936 as a lecturer in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering where he remained until his retirement in 1952.
Jean Felix and Jeannette Piccard's famous stratosphere flight in 1934 was made in a balloon that left the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan.
special.lib.umn.edu /findaid/xml/piccardpapers.xml   (587 words)

 Don Piccard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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.piccard.info /don_piccard.htm   (7065 words)

 Piccard Jean Felix 1884 1963 Piccard Family Papers, 1470-1983 (bulk 1926-1983) AIP International Catalog of Sources
Family members represented include Jean Felix Piccard (1884-1963), chemist, balloonist, and aeronautical engineer; his wife, Jeannette Ridlon Piccard (1985-1981), balloonist, aerosopace consultant, and clergywoman; and their son, Don Piccard (1926-), balloonist and entrepreneur.
The papers of Jean Piccard document his career as explorer, inventor, and scientist collaborating with his brother Auguste on balloon flights for stratospheric exploration and the study of cosmic rays and on other mutual scientific interests; as organic chemist and consultant with Calco Chemical Company and Hercules Powder Company; and as professor of aeronautical engineering.
Papers of Jeannette Piccard pertain chiefly to her role as member and priest in the Episcopal Church; her work as aerospace consultant with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and her career as an educator.
www.aip.org /history/catalog/icos/2921.html   (356 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)

 Don Piccard - 50 Years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
From there Piccard moved on to the superpressure balloon program at Schjeldahl but it was shortly terminated because, "it wasn't going anywhere." Mathematically it should have worked, but they were having no luck with it at the time.
Piccard had discovered that single layer Mylar would wrinkle and was so stiff that it damaged itself.
Piccard was going to do the flight in an S 45 with four tanks.
www.balloonlife.com /publications/balloon_life/9707/piccard.htm   (7069 words)

 Freeflight September 97   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
To continue the technicalities, on the October 23, 1934 flight Jeannette was the pilot, Jean was the scientific observer ("Payload Specialist") and it was the highest any female had ever piloted anything, but it was not a record.
Jean was scientific director of the flight, and a passenger on board but not a crew member and had no FAA, NAA or FAI certification at that time.
Jean should also be credited exclusively with the frost free window invention and the liquid oxygen converter, although it was Jeannette's observation that led to the later invention.
www.balloonlife.com /publications/balloon_life/9709/freeflt.htm   (676 words)

 Today in Technology History - Jan 28
Auguste Piccard and Jean-Felix Piccard were twin brothers born exactly 118 years ago in Basel, Switzerland.
Both Piccards were interested in science; Auguste became a renowned Belgian physicist and Jean-Felix -- who became an American -- was a chemist and engineer.
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.
www.tecsoc.org /pubs/history/2002/jan28.htm   (278 words)

 MSIChicago | Exhibits | The Piccard Gondola
The Piccard Gondola was the centerpiece of the "greatest human drama ever" when Dr. August Piccard and his team tried to break the world altitude record by hydrogen-filled balloon at the 1933 exposition, A Century of Progress.
The attempt failed, but Piccard later set the mark at 61,237 feet before the craft was retired to the Museum of Science and Industry in 1935.
The craft also set a record in 1934 when chemist Dr. Jeannette Piccard, wife of Dr. Jean Piccard (the twin brother of Auguste), piloted the gondola to a height of 57,579 feet (17,550m) above sea level and became the first woman to ascend into the stratosphere.
www.msichicago.org /exhibit/transport/piccard.html   (128 words)

Dr. Piccard is going to be during a part of the summer quarter at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
AUGUSTE PICCARD was the twin brother of Jeannette's husband, Dr. JEAN PICCARD.
Jean, a chemist and aeronautical engineer, with his wife, JEANNETTE RIDLON PICCARD (1895-1981), made a stratospheric ascent in a balloon from Dearborn, Michigan, reaching a then-record altitude of 57,579 feet on October 23, 1934.
www.historyforsale.com /html/prodetails.asp?documentid=218299   (259 words)

 No. 1842: First Man in Space
There were three Piccards exploring both the stratosphere and the ocean depths in the 1930s.
In 1974, Jeanette Piccard became one of the first women ordained as an Episcopal priest.
Star Trek's Jean Luc Picard [was] also born in France, in AD 2305.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi1842.htm   (581 words)

 NASM Oral History Project, Gilruth #2
I'm quite sure that he wanted Piccard on his staff because Ackerman was a promoter as well as a teacher and getting Piccard there was very good for the university.
She used to be there, though, and Jean Piccard, if he was giving you an exam and you weren't doing it right, he'd say, "Oh, non, non, no," and she'd say, "Jean, no, bad, you know." She was always in the room when he was lecturing or otherwise, almost always.
Piccard read somewhere about that, and he wrote me a letter and said that making a man wear a pressure suit was a bad thing to do.
www.nasm.si.edu /research/dsh/TRANSCPT/GILRUTH2.HTM   (21651 words)

 XAP: eXtreme Altitude Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Don Piccard is credited as being the father of modern sport hot-air ballooning.
In 1934, husband and wife team Jean and Jeannette Piccard (parents of XAP pilot Don Piccard) reached the recorded altitude of 57,579 feet
Don Piccard launches G.T. Schjeldahl Co. balloon, the "Golden Bear", on his official F.A.I. World Class Record gas flight to 34,642 ft., July19,1961 Don used an open basket with a liquid oxygen converter provided by Pioneer Central Division of the Bendix Corporation.
www.piccard.info /index.htm   (596 words)

 Jacques Ernest-Jean Piccard Biography | scit_071_package.xml
Jacques Piccard, born on July 28,1922, is an oceanic engineer and physicist who assisted his father, Auguste Piccard, in building the bathyscaph for deep-sea exploration.
Jacques, at an early age, was introduced to both air and sea by both his father and uncle.
Auguste and Jean-Felix Piccard were intensely interested in science and became fascinated with lighter-than-air balloons.
www.bookrags.com /biography/jacques-ernest-jean-piccard-scit-071   (599 words)

 TIME.com: Left-Handed Twins -- Jan. 23, 1933 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Last week as he waited for redoubtable Professor Auguste Piccard's ship to come into New York Harbor, Jean Piccard, who until last year was a Hercules Powder Co. chemist and lives at Marshalltown, Del., voiced some cogent observations concerning twins (see col. 3).
Jean Piccard (also a twin), their sons Jean Auguste, Paul, Donald.
The article swiftly became a significant, lucid disquisition on identical twins, i.e., twins conceived in the same ovum as were Auguste and Jean Piccard.* Said Chemist Jean Piccard: "It is a well-known fact that usually one of two identical twins is left-handed while the other one is righthanded.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,744966-1,00.html   (733 words)

 J   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The balloon was successfully flown on June 24, 1936.
Piccard and aeronautical engineering students Harold Larson and Lloyd Schumacher in cutting by hand the sixteen 33-foot-long tapered gores that made up the 25-foot-high balloon.
Miss Barnhill was the first woman to graduate from the University in Aeronautical Engineering, and was also a championship pilot in national air races.
www.piccard.info /Jean.htm   (316 words)

Piccard received her B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Bryn Mawr College in 1918, her M.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1919, and her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Minnesota in 1942.
She was the first woman ordained in the July 29, 1974, "irregular" ordinations of eleven women deacons to the priesthood at the Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia.
Following her ordination to the priesthood, Piccard served as associate rector at St. Philip's Church, St. Paul, Minnesota.
www.episcopalchurch.org /19625_12903_ENG_HTM.htm   (193 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.
Heraldry is defined as the hereditary art or science of blazoning, the description is appropriate technical terms of Coats-of-Arms and other heraldic and armorial insignia, and is of very ancient origin...
www.houseofnames.com /xq/asp.fc/qx/piccard-family-crest.htm   (626 words)

Jean Memoz, born 12-9-01, was a great, though somewhat undisciplined, French pilot.
The ascent was to test Piccard's theory that this construction would generate more lift in proportion to weight than a single bag.
Piccard, the balloon's sole occupant, reached 11,000 feet and came down in a tree at Lansing, Iowa, 110 miles away, after a 6 hour flight.
libweb.princeton.edu /libraries/firestone/rbsc/aids/newman/newman3.html   (9845 words)

 Balloon History
On Monday, November 20, 1933 Auguste Piccard's twin brother Jean Piccard, piloted the Century of Progress stratosphere balloon to a record height of 61,000 feet (official altitude - 18,665 meters).
Ascending from Akron, Ohio, Piccard conducted over 10 scientific experiments during the flight, landing the balloon eight hours later near Bridgeton, New Jersey.
On Saturday, November 21, 1981, Ben Abruzzo with Larry Newman and Ron Clark of the USA and Rocky Aoki of Japan as crew became the first to cross the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
www.balloonhistory.com   (606 words)

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