An American naval team take of to try to break balloon altitude record.
Full title reads: "Akron. A Gallant Failure. Lt. Comdr. Settle of U.S. Navy just fails to beat Russia's stratosphere record of 11.8 miles."
Akron, Ohio, United States of America (USA).
MS of American balloon and gondola being prepared for flight to record high altitude.
MS of Lieutenant Commander Settle, he laughs at a gift he is given.
Shots of the crew climbing into the gondola. CU of Settle.
Shots of the balloon rising from the airfield.