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August 18, 1932
THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Omaha, Nebraska, August 18, 1932
* Ballooning flight into the stratosphere
* Auguste Piccard & Max Cosyns
* Altitude record broken (53,153 ft.)
This 18 page newspaper has a seven column headline on the front page: "PICCARD SETS STRATOSPHERE RECORD" with subheads that include: "BIG BALLOON LANDS AT TIP OF LAKE IN ITALY" and more with related photos. This tells of a new altitude record in aviation made by the famous balloonist.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. 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