• Short Summary

    US Army doctor Davis Simons reaches a record altitude in a balloon.

  • Description

    Crosby, Minnesota, United States of America (USA).

    GV. Camera pans up showing the balloon. GV. US Army doctor, Major David Simons, sitting down being examined and checked for his possible reactions. SCU. Major Simons being checked and having a gadget attached to his body with plaster. CU. His chest showing plaster holding gadget to his body. SCU. Donning head gear. CU. Major Simons with large white helmet on. GV. As he takes a seat in part of the bell-like object that he sits in. SV. Major Simons sitting in object and being lowered into canister. SCU. Canister is sealed around him. SV. Canister being wheeled out. GV. Top shot of the balloon starting to go up and the rest of it starts to come into picture. As balloon starts to make its ascent, canister comes into picture. SV. Showing wide are of countryside and balloon floating. GV. Showing canister going up, camera pans very slightly towards the balloon and two tape like strings dangle from balloon. David Simons reaches a record altitude of over 100,000 feet by balloon.

    (F/G) (Orig. B)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1499.24
    Media URN:
    48851
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:27:00 / 01:28:45:00
    Canister:
    57/69

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