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Bathyscaph Trieste

In this educational packet, one will learn about the Bathyscaph Trieste, which made the historic journey to the ocean's deepest point:  Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench on January 23, 1960.  Areas of interest in this packet:  how Trieste operated, a soda-can experiment, bios of Captain Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard who made the mission, and some information of the creatures of the deep. 

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Images:  NH 1044929:  Bathyscaph Trieste ready to be lifted off YG-193, October 1959 and NH 1041330:  Bathyscaph Trieste entering the water, April 1959.