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Historical Science

Today, 86 years ago, Auguste Piccard (peacar) landed in Gurgi, Austria after his historic ride. He lifted off from Augsberg, Germany, May 27, 1931 in a pressurized aluminum capsule under a huge hydrogen balloon and rose to about 10 miles (later in the 30’s, he went up to 14 miles). This Swiss physicist (1884-1962) rose to heights here-to-for unknown and is quoted as saying earth, “Seemed a flat disc with an upturned edge.”

>> 46 yrs. before Sputnik I <<

– eab, 5/28/17

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