• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S FIRST TOURIST SUBMARINE - THE MESOSCAPHE WILL BE LAUNCHED AT LAKE GENEVA ON THURSDAY (27TH FEBRUARY).

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S FIRST TOURIST SUBMARINE - THE MESOSCAPHE WILL BE LAUNCHED AT LAKE GENEVA ON THURSDAY (27TH FEBRUARY). TODAY (TUESDAY) FINAL PREPARATIONS AND TESTS WERE BEING MADE ON THE 160 TON CRAFT AT BOUVERET, NEAR LAUSANNE, WHERE A SPECIAL RAILWAY LINE HAS BEEN LAID DOWN ON THE LAKE BED, AS A MEANS OF LAUNCHING.

    IF THE TRIALS ARE SUCCESSFUL, THE MESOSCAPHE WILL BE THE STAR ATTRACTION AT THE SWISS EXHIBITION WHICH OPENS IN LAUSANNE ON 30TH APRIL. FOR A FARE OF 40 SWISS FRANCS, IT WILL TAKE 40 VISITORS AT A TIME, ON A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION IN THE DEPTHS OF LAKE GENEVA. APART FROM OBSERVATION PORTHOLES, THE MESOSCAPHE IS EQUIPPED WITH POWERFUL UNDERWATER SEARCH LIGHTS AND TELEVISION APPARATUS.

    THE MESOSCAPHE IS THE CREATION OF JAQUES PICCARD, SON OF THE LATE PROFESSOR AUGUSTE PICCARD, SWISS PIONEER OF DEEP-SEA AND STRATOSPHERE EXPLORATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADG5RIDD65JVJEENPARFXOO7VD
    Media URN:
    VLVADG5RIDD65JVJEENPARFXOO7VD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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