Jean and Jeannette Piccard and Others with Balloon Gondola before the Stratosphere Flight, Ford Airport, October 23, 1934

Summary

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport field on October 23, 1934. Spouses Jean and Jeannette Piccard ascended 10.9 miles in a lightweight magnesium gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon. The explorers are shown here in the early morning hours just before their launch from Ford Airport, in the midst of media fanfare.

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport field on October 23, 1934. Spouses Jean and Jeannette Piccard ascended 10.9 miles in a lightweight magnesium gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon. The explorers are shown here in the early morning hours just before their launch from Ford Airport, in the midst of media fanfare.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11.125 in

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