Balloon-Rocket to Soar 43 Miles (Jul, 1934)
Balloon-Rocket to Soar 43 Miles
A balloon-rocket conceived by a Wyoming inventor is expected to roar 43 miles into the stratosphere. Carried 11 miles by the balloon, the operator cuts loose, ignites two opposed rockets and soars 33 miles higher. One mile is lost cutting away from the balloon. When the rocket power is expended, an air vent is opened, filling a parachute which floats the tube to earth. Inserts show release of rocket and details of the operating mechanism of the cylinder.