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1960's Balloon Ascent

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Posted by Michael McNeil on January 10, 2003 19:54:46 UTC

The man who went up to the edge of space in a balloon in the 1960's went up with a leaking suit. The glove was faulty but although uncomfortable it did no lasting damage. The pilot is still alive and kicking. Still flying too as far as I know.

Most space craft use about 1/3 atmospheric pressure in their cabins. I think the Apollos had 4lb/sq inch. Bends would not have become a problem.

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