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Bertrand Piccard

Bertrand Piccard was born in 1958 in Lausanne (Switzerland) into a family of explorers and scientists. This scientist-adventurer, psychiatrist and aeronaut combines science and adventure to explore the human soul. After qualifying as a balloon pilot, he won the first transatlantic balloon race in 1992. Captain of the three attempts, he succeeded with Brian Jones the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, achieving the longest flight in terms of both duration and distance in the history...See more