Item title reads - Stratosphere balloon. Departure from Minneapolis - America (USA). Professor Piccard's balloon ascends into the stratosphere.
M/S of Piccard (not sure which one) tipping a balance so sand falls out. Various shots of this demonstration. L/S of the outer layer of the balloon...
Roundup of the world's latest news
Air balloon is launched, lit by huge searchlights.
Piccards set off for stratosphere, Detroit.
A woman hot air balloonist dies in a race in California.
Auguste Piccard takes off on his record breaking balloon flight.
Auguste Piccard's balloon flight - footage of him with the gondola in daylight.
Professor Auguste Piccard returns to earth after flying to high altitudes in balloon.
100th anniversary of air mail celebrated in Lafayette, Indiana. America.
Historic events during the reign of five British Monarchs.
Historic events during the reign of five British Monarchs. 1937.
The gondola used by Piccard for his record breaking balloon flight is brought down from the Tyrol.
News in a Nutshell: Parisians prepare for air raids and gas attacks, Belgian Balloonist Professor Piccard & the British fleet lit up at night following an Inspection by the Lord Mayor of London.
Churchill speech in Moscow. Soundtrack item only.
Huge balloon animals released in to the New York sky after pre-Christmas children's parade.
US Navy claims that the flying saucers stories are all inspired by their research balloons.
Swimming pool frolics in America
Balloon satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Paula Jean Meyers wins a diving contest from Topeka, Kansas.
Film making, the famous Hollywood sign, handprints outside Grauman's Chinese Cinema.
Quirky restaurant with a conveyor belt transporting various foodstuffs around the interior.
Exhibition dancing at Madison Square Gardens in New York.
A roundup of major sporting events and achievements of 1958 from the American perspective.
7th World Conference of the Food and Agricultural Organization for the United Nations
Silly film showing a man who is having a bath suspended below a hot air balloon!