National Geographic : 1936 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THESE TRACES HAULED TWO MEN IN A METAL CHARIOT UP TO A WORLD RECORD The 40 linen-webbing tapes attached the gondola to the ropes that hung from a girdle on the balloon. The photograph was taken only a few minutes after the landing, but already a large crowd of spectators had arrived. The sphere lies on its side, the top towards the camera. Lieutenant B. B. Talley has an arm in one of the manholes. In front of him, hatless, stands Captain Stevens. photographs by Kichard H. Stewart CAPTAIN ANDERSON INTRODUCES A NEW STRATO HEADGEAR! The pilot of the Explorer II, pictured just after he had climbed out, wears a football helmet loaned by the Rapid City High School squad. He and Captain Stevens wore these padded head coverings to protect them from sharp corners of the many pieces of scientific apparatus on landing.