Bertrand Piccard Biography

Bertrand Piccard

Dr. Bertrand Piccard (born March 1, 1958) was a Swiss psychiatrist and balonis.
He was born in Lausanne, Vaud canton. His grandfather Auguste Piccard and his father, Jacques Piccard, known as balonis and inventor.

Growing up in a family of explorers balonis and seabed, Bertrand was always fascinated by flight. As children, he was taken to launch a spacecraft from Cape Canaveral. He became a hang-glider pilot and have an interest in ultra-light aircraft flight, also a record of gas balloons printed by his grandfather.
He was a lecturer and supervisor at the Swiss Society for Medical Hypnosis.

Dated March 1, 1999 Piccard and Brian Jones taking off with the balloon Breitling Orbiter 3 from Château d'Oex in Switzerland in sirkumnavigasi first non-stop balloon circumnavigation of the world. They landed in Egypt after the flight as far as 45 755 kilometers for 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes. On this success, he was awarded the Harmon Trophy including, FAI Gold Air Medal and Charles Green Salver.

In 2004, he announced a project, bekerjasam the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), for a solar-powered glider plane, long distance, and one named Solar Impulse seat. The project is dubbed as "the greatest human adventure." Piccard plans made in 2007, and did a short test flight in 2008. He gained financial and technical support from several European firms, so it seems that the European aircraft Solar Impulse is not Switzerland, despite the support of the knowledge provided by the EPFL. The plan was to circumnavigate the globe with some reserve pilot, flying above the clouds in the daytime and at low altitudes at night at a time in 2011.

He is known for his flamboyant statements, using expressions such as "invisible hand" (la Main Invisible):

"I'm looking for new ideas to surprise, to try and live happily on Earth with my role as a physician and human being."
"Awareness of turn one soul."
"Welcome to all who believe in the power of dreams and would like to join me in exploring my life."

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