Arctic balloon trio

Arctic balloon trio

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Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Balloon trio. Engraving of a trio of linked balloons designed to reach the North Pole. This scheme was outlined by the English balloonist Henry Coxwell in 1880. These manned hydrogen- filled balloons were to be equipped with stabilising trail ropes and anchoring grapnels (bottom left). This balloon trio was never constructed. Artwork from the Illustrated London News.

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