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Balloons as Forerunners of Spaceflight and Exploration

Ascent in the Excelsior III gondola.

Ascent in the Excelsior III gondola.

Credit - U.S. Air Force

Kittinger readies for Excelsior III jump.

Kittinger readies for Excelsior III jump.

Credit - U.S. Air Force

The gondola on Manhigh II.

The gondola on Manhigh II.

Credit - U.S. Air Force

Instrument panel on Manhigh gondola.

Instrument panel on Manhigh gondola.

Credit - U.S. Air Force

   
 



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