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The FNRS Flight Anniversary

calcMay 27, 2022

On this day in 1931, Auguste Piccard and Charles Kipfer brought humanity to new heights when they became the first humans to ascend to the stratosphere. They flew their high-altitude “stratostat” balloon, the FNRS (named for the French initials of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research), from Germany to Austria and reached a record height of 51,775 feet.

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