ROCKET "LAUNCHING" AT MAY DAY PARADE Footage of the May Day Parade in Moscow shows tanks and troops marching through Red Square as dignitaries on a dais and crowds watch on. A large helium ballon in the shape of a rocket is released as it flies up past a picture of Lenin in the background.
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE 1938 Downtown Manhattan is filled with massive helium balloon floats that have become the trademark of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Characters from Uncle Sam to Pinnochio's blimp-sized nose float through the air nearly dwarfing the surrounding skyscrapers.
STRATOSPHERE RECORD BROKEN Captains Albert W. Stevens and Orvil A. Anderson of the Army Air Corps ascend to a then unheard of altitude of 72,395 feet (14 miles) into the stratosphere. Their helium balloon floats above the terrain then pilot POV from a nearby plane as the balloon lands and deflates.
Date: November 11, 1935 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:16:00, No Audio
DR. HUGO ECKENER ARRIVES IN NEW YORK CITY Zeppelin pioner Dr. Hugo Eckener arrives in New York City on the ocean liner Hansa. He hopes to negotiate with the United States for the purchase of Helium to be used in the new LZ-130 airship now nearing completion.
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