• Short Summary

    Hydrogen balloon, inside which Swiss inventor and explorer, August Piccard, webt 10 miles above earth, is salvaged high in the Austrian Alps.
    (On May 27, 1931, Piccard and Paul Kipfer became the first men to safely ascend into the stratosphere, riding in a pressurized gondola borne beneath a balloon designed by Piccard.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Get Piccard's Balloon

    AUSTRIA: Obergurgl:
    EXT/SNOW ON GROUND
    Long view of village at bottom of Alps.
    Various shots of alpine soldiers at work salvaging hydrogen balloon bag
    Soldiers retrieving the gondola of the balloon (a metal globe)
    Soldiers rolling globe
    Equipment laid out on the snow, including oxygen tank
    Two men studying piece of equipment

    SLATE: Prof Piccard, bewildered by world's acclaim of his "modest experiment" is science's new hero

    Auguste Piccard (in hat) standing with others

    Auguste Piccard interview (translated) SOT
    - saying trip was success
    Background: Hydrogen balloon, inside which Swiss inventor and explorer, August Piccard, webt 10 miles above earth, is salvaged high in the Austrian Alps.
    (On May 27, 1931, Piccard and Paul Kipfer became the first men to safely ascend into the stratosphere, riding in a pressurized gondola borne beneath a balloon designed by Piccard. This ascent was the first of many,)

    (Hot air balloons / human flight

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEPTC1SXVXATNSPEN8KGD0VPGA
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPTC1SXVXATNSPEN8KGD0VPGA
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1931
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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