• Short Summary

    Three Americans attempting the first crossing of the Atlantic by balloon were reporting good progress at the half-way stage on tuesday (August 15) The balloon's oxygen and heating systems were said to be working well as the trio tired to keep at a high altitude to benefit from stronger winds.

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    Three Americans attempting the first crossing of the Atlantic by balloon were reporting good progress at the half-way stage on tuesday (August 15) The balloon's oxygen and heating systems were said to be working well as the trio tired to keep at a high altitude to benefit from stronger winds. they predicted a landing in Europe by Thursday (August 17). The three balloonists are max Anderson and Ben Abruzzo, who are making their second transatlantic attempt, and Lawrence Newman. All are from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They set out in their helium-filled balloon, "Double Eagle the Second," last Friday (August 11). Joan Melanson of CBC reports on their early progress, as they passed over newfoundland, Canada....

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    Film ID:
    VLVABN0MZ3AT7QTXXS47AN6UJ7H9X
    Media URN:
    VLVABN0MZ3AT7QTXXS47AN6UJ7H9X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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