The Pre-Astronauts: Manned Ballooning on the Threshold of Space

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Naval Institute Press, 2003 - Science - 327 pages
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Looks at the history of the exploratory high-altitude balloon trips of the fifties and early sixties into the stratosphere, and the people that risked their lives to make the flights a success.

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Well done research and nicely written about the history of stratospheric exploration in balloons. Especially relating to the Manhigh, Excelsior and Strato programs. I would like more insight into the ... Read full review

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Craig Ryan is the author of acclaimed books on extreme adventure and scientific discovery in the stratosphere as well as the coproducer of the documentary film The Angry Sky. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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