Jacques Piccard

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Birthday
28, 1922
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Nov 1, 2008 (86)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1922
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Nov 1, 2008 (86)

About

Engineer who developed a deep water submersible and used it to study the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench.

Before Fame

He studied economics, but the lure of explorations conducted by his father proved too great, and he quit school.

Trivia

On the Challenger Deep mission, Piccard and a Navy lieutenant descended to a depth of more than 35,000 feet before finding the ocean floor.

Family Life

He came from a family of noted engineers and explorers.

Associated With

His father, Auguste Piccard, also built vehicles to go up high into the atmosphere and deep into the oceans.