The bathyscaphe Trieste is designed

Last updated: December 22, 2019 at 5:13 am
[ 1950 ] Dr. Auguste Piccard and his son Jacques design the bathyscaphe Trieste, which is launched in 1953. The bathyscaphe—thus named by the Piccards—consists of a float chamber filled with gasoline for buoyancy, above a separate pressure sphere holding the crew. This new autonomous design sets it apart from its predecessor, the bathysphere, which is solely a pressure sphere attached to a tether. Trieste sets a world record after reaching the deepest point in the ocean in 1960.
Piccard, Jacques and Dietz, Robert S. 1961. Seven Miles Down; The Story of the Bathyscaph Trieste. G. T. Putnam’s Sons.

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