Piccard[pi kärd′; Fr pē kȧr′]
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- Piccard, Auguste 1884-1962; Swiss physicist in Belgium: known for balloon ascents into the stratosphere & descents in a bathyscaph
- Piccard, Jean Félix 1884-1963; U.S. chemist & aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland: also known for balloon ascents: twin brother of Auguste
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, Auguste 1884-1962.
Swiss physicist and aeronaut known for his experiments at extreme altitudes and depths. He designed a balloon that in 1932 carried him to 16,946.7 meters (55,563 feet) and invented a bathyscaphe that in 1953 reached a depth of 3,151.3 meters (10,332 feet).