Trieste – the gasoline filled deep diver

Posted: February 1, 2010 in I Don't Know
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Just something that I found incredibly interesting – The Trieste was a Swiss-designed deep-diving research bathyscaphe (“deep boat”) with a crew of two, which reached a record-breaking depth of about 10,900 metres (35,761 ft), in the deepest part of any ocean on Earth, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, in January 1960…

The Trieste consisted of a float chamber filled with gasoline for buoyancy, with a separate pressure sphere. This configuration (dubbed a bathyscaphe by the Piccards), allowed for a free dive, rather than the previous bathysphere designs in which a sphere was lowered to depth and raised from a ship by cable…

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