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How Auguste Piccard's Record-Breaking Hot Air Balloon Crash Helped Establish Obergurgl Ski Resort in Austria - Mpora

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The idea behind Piccard’s gondola was that it would allow him and his assistant Paul Kipfer to travel to the stratosphere without the need for special pressure suits or any change in clothing. On May 27 1931, the duo set off to attempt exactly that – and Piccard was proved correct in his predictions. Continue Reading

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