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About Robert Ballard
Born Robert Duane Ballard, he is a renowned American professor of oceanography and a retired US Navy officer. He is widely known for his discoveries of famous wrecks.
Background & Education
He is of British-German descent and was raised in Pacific Beach, San Diego, California. He holds bachelor’s degrees in geology and chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1966, he earned a master’s degree in geophysics from the University of Hawaii, and in 1974, he obtained a doctorate in geophysics and marine geology from the University of Rhode Island.
After several expeditions to find the famous “RMS Titanic” wrecks had failed, Ballard’s team successfully found it on September 1, 1985. The Navy sponsored their trip, and they deployed Ballard’s new deep-sea robotic craft, “Argo,” in finding the Titanic’s debris.
In 1989, he led a team to the German and French coast in discovering the wrecks of the “battleship Bismarck.” In 1998, he found the wrecks of the “USS Yorktown (CV-5),” which had sunk during “Battle of Midway” in World War II.
With the help of the National Geographic Society in 2002, he found the wreck of President John F. Kennedy’s “PT-109.”
He has published several books on the specifics of his various discoveries and has documented videos of his expeditions with National Geographic.
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Famous quotes by Robert Ballard
Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.Robert Ballard
I can't travel without Sudoku.Robert Ballard
I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality.Robert Ballard
I mean, there is amazing amount of oil and gas and other resources out beneath the sea. It's staggering.Robert Ballard
I think the most important thing people can do to save our planet and the human race is to empower women!Robert Ballard
I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap.Robert Ballard
Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now. It's amazing.Robert Ballard
F.A.Q. about Robert Ballard
When is his birthday?
Robert Ballard's birthday is on June 30, 1942.
In how many days is his birthday?
Robert's birthday is in 43 days
How old is he?
He is 79 years old.
Where is Robert from?
He was born in Wichita, Kansas, U.S..
Robert Ballard's Popularity
Robert Ballard is a famous American oceanographer, who was born on June 30, 1942. As a person born on this date, Robert Ballard is listed in our database as the 55th most popular celebrity for the day (June 30) and the 93rd most popular for the year (1942).
People born on June 30 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Robert Ballard is the 1838th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Robert Ballard's birthday, Robert Ballard is the 10921st most famous American and ranks 18th in famous people born in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
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