You might recognize the name, but who exactly was Jacques-Yves Cousteau? Do you know why is he an important figure in STEM history?
born June 11, 1910
Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, oceanographer, marine biologist and ocean explorer, known for his extensive underseas investigations. He was co-inventor of the aqualung which made SCUBA diving possible (1943). Cousteau also developed the Conshelf series of manned habitats, the Diving Saucer, a process of underwater television and numerous other platforms as well as specialized instruments of ocean science.