Letter from Jean Piccard to Henry Ford regarding Proposed Stratosphere Balloon Flight, Received January 31, 1934

Summary

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport field October 23, 1934. Spouses Jean and Jeannette Piccard ascended 10.9 miles in a metal gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon. Jeannette was the first American woman licensed as a balloonist, and first to reach the stratosphere. The Piccards were guests of Henry Ford at the Dearborn Inn while Jeannette trained for flight.

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport field October 23, 1934. Spouses Jean and Jeannette Piccard ascended 10.9 miles in a metal gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon. Jeannette was the first American woman licensed as a balloonist, and first to reach the stratosphere. The Piccards were guests of Henry Ford at the Dearborn Inn while Jeannette trained for flight.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Date Made

January 1934

Subject Date

January 1934

Collection Title

Henry Ford Office Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.285.36.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Typewriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8.5 in

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