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USN 1000145 Strato-Lab gondola

Strato-Lab gondola
Title: Strato-Lab gondola
Description: Rapid City, SD, November 8, 1956 - two naval observers soared to an unofficial altitude record of 76,000 feet in a spherical aluminum gondola from part of the Office of Naval Research's Strato-Lab Project, was to test the feasibility of the system at high altitudes. The Strato-Lab program is designed to conduct research from manned space laboratory attached to plastic skyhook balloon. The Gondola, originally designed for Project Helios, was completed and fitted out by General Mills, Inc.
Catalog #: USN 1000145
Copyright Owner: National Archives & Records Administration
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