Auguste Piccard the daring Physicist

May 27th 1931 In a pressurized balloon, he reached an altitude of 10 Miles with his assistant, Paul Kipfer.
After many other attempts he reached 14 Miles, or nearly 74,000 feet.

“It seems to be shaped like a disc with upturned edges” _ Auguste Piccard

 

Dwayne Kellum Channel

This was our second attempt too break the latex balloon altitude record. The balloon payload reached 125,579 feet. Combine weight of capsule and parachute was only 700 grams (1.5 Lbs.). The Balloon Used was a Hwoyee 1600 gram. The camera was Go Pro Hero 4 Black with a 5.4mm Lens.

The average cruising altitude for long haul flights ranges from 30,000 to 40,000 feet depending on the capability of the aircraft.

Russian pilot Alexandr Fedotov holds the world altitude record, set on August 31, 1977, with his MiG E-266M reaching 123,523 feet. It is the world record for a self powered ground take-off aircraft.

On July 17, 1962, American test pilot Robert White took the X-15 to an altitude of 314,688 feet. Record for high altitude launch from the belly of a carrying aircraft.

SpaceShipOne now holds the World record of winged aircraft in the carried launch category: 367,490 feet on October 4th 2004.

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