Historical Marker Dedication Program Commemorating the 1934 Piccard Stratosphere Flight from Ford Airport

Summary

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport field on 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. While Jeannette piloted, Jean gathered scientific data. A historical marker, dedicated in 1965, commemorated the Piccards' historic flight.

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport field on 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. While Jeannette piloted, Jean gathered scientific data. A historical marker, dedicated in 1965, commemorated the Piccards' historic flight.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

on front cover: For The Henry Ford Museum with warm thanks / Jeannette Piccard

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