Stratosphere Baloonist
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N 43° 34.308 W 096° 44.390
14T E 682507 N 4826797
Quick Description: Nick Piantanida dreamed of recapturing the world free fall record from the Soviet Union.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2006 9:23:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMCD5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
February 1 1966, balloonist Nicholas Piantanida of the United States (1933-1966) reached 123,800 ft (37,750 m) above Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He landed in Iowa. He died later that year in another attempt at a skydiving record.
Marker Name: Stratosphere Balloonist

Marker Type: City

Marker Text: Not listed

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