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Jean Piccard

Pioneer of high-altitude balloon air travel whose sibling, Auguste, and wife, Jeannette, were also famous balloonists. He debuted the world’s largest heat balloon on the 1933 World’s Good. He and his wife co-invented the plastic material balloon. He wedded Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, with whom he previously three sons. Patrick Stewart’s personality on “Superstar Trek: ANOTHER Era,” was called after Jean Piccard.

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