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  • The French name Piccard usually refers to a member of the Swiss-American Piccard family: * Auguste Piccard (1884-1962), physicist, balloonist, hydronaut * Bertrand Piccard (born 1958), psychiatrist, balloonist * Jacques Piccard (1922-2008), hydronaut * Jean Piccard (1884-1963), organic chemist,

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Gondola, Balloon, Don Piccard

Gondola, Balloon, Don Piccard

On August 17, 1959, balloonist Donald L. Piccard flew this red, white and blue metal balloon basket at a centennial commemoration of John Wise's Jupiter balloon flight from Lafayette, Indiana. The Wise flight was the first time that stamped letters, which had passed through a post office, were flown through the air. On July 19, 1961, Piccard launched from the Fairbault, Minnesota airport and rode the same gondola to an altitude of 34,642 feet, a world record altitude for gas balloons of this class. Don Piccard, a pioneer of post-war gas and hot air ballooning, and a founder of the Balloon Federation of America, played a critical role in the development and popularization of modern sport ballooning. He is the grandson of August Piccard, the inventor of the pressurized balloon gondola, the bathyscaph for undersea exploration and the first man to enter the stratosphere. His mother and father, Jean and Jeanette Piccard, introduced Americans to high altitude ballooning in the 1930s. His uncle, Jacques Piccard, was one of the first two men to descend to the deepest spot in the world oceans. His cousin, Bertrand Piccard, was one of the first two men to fly a balloon around the world, non-stop.

Piccard's original capsule.

Piccard's original capsule.

Piccard's original capsule, in which he and his co-pliots made their flights.

On 27 May 1931, Professor August Piccard began a journey that would take him a record-breaking 15.5km into the sky over the course of a 17-hour flight. In 1932 he made a second ascent into the stratosphere, going over 16km high, and he would ultimately make a total of 27 flights, eventually setting a final record of 23km. A scientific pioneer, he used these flights to gather data on the atmosphere and cosmic rays, and in doing so inspired countless other physicists. He was also the inspiration for Professor Cuthbert Calculus in The Adventures of Tintin by Belgian cartoonist Herge and, along with his twin brother Jean Felix, gave his name to Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard.

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