Auguste Piccard quotes

28 January 1884 Basel, Switzerland.

24 March 1962.

Physicist, inventor, explorer.

Auguste Piccard was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer. He is best known for his development of the pressurized cabin, which allowed him to reach previously unattainable heights in balloons. Piccard made a total of 52 balloon flights, including a record-breaking dive to a depth of 3,150 meters in the Mariana Trench, the deepest point in the ocean. He also built the first bathyscaphe, a type of deep-sea submersible, and made several trips to the depths of the ocean in it.

To climb the highest peaks, to travel through… celestial space, to turn our searchlights upon domains of eternal darkness, that is what makes life worth living.
– Auguste Piccard

Exploration is the sport of the scientist.
– Auguste Piccard