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Monday, August 19, 2013

Highlights - Maj David G. Simon's (Man) High ride

19 August 1957

Major David G. Simon's Man-High (II) balloon flight attains a record altitude of 102,000 feet, and a duration of thirty-two hours and ten minutes.

[Photo: Sally Simon wears the helmet from her father's famous flight.]

Source: Chronology of Events, Air Force Missile Development Center 1941-1958, AFHRA IRIS 0487401