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Auguste Piccard balloon altitude record...
Item # 563806
August 19, 1932
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 19, 1932
* Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer
* Ballooning - aviation altitude record broken
This 36 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "PICCARD ENDS FLIGHT TO RECORD ALTITUDE" "Swiss Balloonist Drifts 12 Hours, Rising 10.4 Miles, and Lands in Italy" and more. (see) Article continue on page 2 with related photo and map.
Tells of a new altitude record in aviation made by the famous balloonist.
Other news of the day with minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: Auguste Antoine Piccard (January 28, 1884 – March 24, 1962) was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer. Piccard and his twin brother Jean Felix were born in Basel, Switzerland. Showing an intense interest in science as a child, he attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and became a professor of physics in Brussels at the Free University of Brussels in 1922, the same year his son Jacques Piccard was born. He was a member of the Solvay Congress of 1927.
On August 18, 1932, launched from Dübendorf, Switzerland, Piccard and Max Cosyns made a second record-breaking ascent to 16,200 m (53,152 ft).
Category: The 20th Century