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Already his father, Auguste Piccard, was a great adventurer. He studied the physics of the stratosphere and reached as the first man heights above 15000 m in a balloon.
The history of accomplishing great challenges goes on in the Piccard family. Jacques Piccard's son Bertrand Piccard was the first one to fly around the world nonstop with the balloon "Orbiter 3" in March 1999. Maybe the the idea of calling one of the "Enterprise's" captain Jean-Luc Picard was a good one.
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