• Short Summary

    A BALLOON TRIP TO OBSERVE STARS WAS FOILED IN THE UNITED STATES ON SATURDAY.STATIC ELECTRICITY?

  • Description

    A BALLOON TRIP TO OBSERVE STARS WAS FOILED IN THE UNITED STATES ON SATURDAY.STATIC ELECTRICITY TRIPPED A RELEASE DEVICE THAT SENT THE BALLOON UP BEFORE SCHEDULE.

    THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, IN NEW MEXICO.THE 53,000 DOLLAR BALLOON FLOATED INTO THE SKY WITHOUT ITS CAPSULE, INSIDE OF WHICH WERE ASTRONOMER DOCTOR WILLIAM WHITE AND HIS PILOT, CAPTAIN JOSEPH KITTINGER JR.

    IT WAS LOCATED LATER IN THE DAY AFTER LANDING IN A CACTUS PATCH IN THE NEW MEXICO DESERT.IT WAS TORN AND SHREDDED.THE EXPERIMENT TO MAKE UNOBSCURED OBSERVATIONS OF THE STARS HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6L2KZMVI1ROX3O42RIKPLAX7N
    Media URN:
    VLVA6L2KZMVI1ROX3O42RIKPLAX7N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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