• Short Summary

    A 25-YEAR-OLD BALLOONIST, MR. TRACY BARNES, CLAIMED SEVEN RECORDS AT THE WEEKEND WITH A FLIGHT?

  • Description

    A 25-YEAR-OLD BALLOONIST, MR. TRACY BARNES, CLAIMED SEVEN RECORDS AT THE WEEKEND WITH A FLIGHT TO APPROXIMATELY 37,000 FEET IN HIS HOME-MADE HYDROGEN-FILLED BALLOON.

    HIS FLIGHT FROM SOUTHPORT AIRPORT, NEAR MINNEAPOLIS, WISCONSIN, COVERED 80 MILES AND TOOK SLIGHTLY MORE THAN TWO HOURS. HIS BALLOON WAS DESCRIBED AS:- "CLASS 3-A HYDROGEN FILLED".

    MR. BARNES HAD SET OUT TO BETTER THE RECORD OF 23,286 FEET SET IN 1940 BY BORIS NEVERNOV OF THE SOVIET UNION. HE APPARENTLY BROKE SIX RECORDS FOR BARGER SIZED BALLOONS.

    ONE WAS A MARK OF JUST OVER 35,600 FEET SET IN 1936 AND THE OTHERS MARKS OF JUST OVER 34,400 FEET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2A3XGKIJ3MT22YRPS5Q9A8GMN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2A3XGKIJ3MT22YRPS5Q9A8GMN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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