Talk:Jean Piccard

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Jean-Luc Picard[edit]

Moved here are some additional informal sources that because of Wikipedia's original research rule, can't be listed as references. -Susanlesch 01:37, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

  • That Jean-Luc Picard was named for Jean Piccard and not Jacques Piccard or Bertrand Piccard was affirmed by Don Piccard email 2007-01-28. That it was a 1930s balloonist named Piccard was affirmed by producer by telephone 2007-01-29. He remembered a National Geographic article that might suggest Auguste because National Geographic famously did not back Jeannette and Jean Piccard's stratosphere flight, but could no longer recall who of the twin brothers Gene Roddenberry had in mind, Auguste Piccard and or Jean Piccard, and suggested I call Mrs. Roddenberry (who I don't know how to reach). At the time of this writing, the citations in the main article seem good: University of California 2003 publication, supported by NASA and others, and Piccard's granddaughter on NPR's Talk of the Nation 2004.
Time to give a long overdue thank you to Robert H. Justman, the producer mentioned above who clearly remembered the magazine article and the 1930s balloonists. Was a bit reluctant to say so but credit should go to him and Don Piccard where credit is due. Thanks. —SusanLesch (talk) 19:57, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Jean-Felix Picard[edit]

There is another Jean Picard (with a single "c" in Picard). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Picard He was an early French astronomer and "the first person to measure the size of the Earth to a reasonable degree of accuracy."