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- n. Alternative spelling of bathyscaphe.
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- n. navigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration.
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- n. navigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
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The duo piloted the submersible bathyscaph Trieste to 35,798 feet deep.
Man has not been able to dive to depths such as this because of the pressure it would create, but he has explored the ocean floor to a depth of 35,800 feet in a bathyscaph, a diving craft with a hull constructed to withstand the pressure.
Auguste Piccard's great bathyscaph, the Trieste, made several descents in the Atlantic Ocean, but its greatest moment came after it was acquired and redesigned by the U.S. Navy.
He studied in Switzerland and worked as a university teacher of economics, but abandoned his teaching to help his father design the bathyscaph.
Mr. Piccard helped his father invent the bathyscaph, a vessel that allows humans to descend to great depths.
On January 23, 1960 Jacques Piccard and Lieutenant Don Walsh of the U.S. Navy piloted the bathyscaph Trieste to the sea floor of the deepest area of the Marianas Trench, known as Challenger Deep, a depth of 35,800 feet, nearly 7 miles.
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