10 1/2 Miles Above The Earth! Aka 10 Miles… 1932

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    Full title reads: "Zurich, Switzerland. 10 1/2 miles above the earth! Professor Piccard & Dr. Cosyns safe & sound after World's most daring & romantic scientific adventure."

    Zurich, Switzerland.

    Night shots - unclear. It could be shots of Auguste Piccard's balloon which carried him and his companion, Max Cosyns into the stratosphere.

    Closer shots showing the ropes linking the gondola to the balloon. People look on. Tilt up to the base of the balloon.

    Piccard and Cosyns climb into the aluminium gondola.

    Closer shot of Piccard. He keeps looking out as the balloon rises into the air.

    Longer shots of the balloon rising.

    Voiceover suggests that one useful boon of Piccard's flight will be to help in better weather forecasting.

    Alternate spelling for search purposes: Picard

    Note: There are two Piccards - Jean and Auguste. They are identical twins so it is possible to confuse them in some records.

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    01:21:08:00 / 01:23:00:00
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