Grumman PX-15 Sumbersible

3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Conceived by Dr. Jacques Piccard, is being developed jointly by Dr. Piccard and Grumman's Ocean Systems Department. The craft will enable oceanographers to make prolonged, underwater studies. Modifications made by the Ocean System Department to the PX-15's design ave resulted in the GSV-1. This craft will be capable of performing week-long diver operations, supported by a heavy-duty manipulator and corer. Dr. Piccard is best known for his achievement, with Lt. Donald Walsh of the US Navy, in descending to the deepest known point on the ocean floor. Their descent on Jan. 23, 1960, in the bathyscaphe Trieste, took them almost seven miles to the bottom of the Challenger, deep in the Marianas Trench of the Pacific Ocean. The Trieste was designed by Dr. Piccard and his father, the late Prof. Aguste Piccard. Grumman's commitment to the field of ocean engineering is exemplified by the recently concluded five-year agreement between the Company and Dr. Piccard. Under its terms, Grumman has obtained the exclusive rights to Dr. Piccard's services as a consulting, designer, and representative in the design, manufacture and operation of submersibles, and in future undersea studies

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