1958 High Altitude Balloon ready to explore stratosphere - newsreel archival footage
American balloonist and atmospheric scientist Malcolm Ross died. He set several altitude records in balloons. In 1961 Ross with colleague Victor Prather reached the altitude 34.7 km. This altitude record has not been surpassed. Their balloon was called Strato-Lab V. The flight lasted 9 hours and 54 minutes.
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