Bertrand Piccard

Solar Impulse

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Year of Birth

1958

Nationality

CH

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Bertrand Piccard FRSGS (born 1 March 1958) is a Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist. Along with Brian Jones, he was the first to complete a non-stop balloon flight around the globe, in a balloon named Breitling Orbiter 3. He was the initiator, chairman, and co-pilot, with André Borschberg, of Solar Impulse, the first successful round-the-world solar powered flight.
Piccard was born in Lausanne (Switzerland). His grandfather Auguste Piccard was a balloonist and his father Jacques Piccard was an undersea explorer.

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