The ascent of the balloon 'Zenith' above the clouds with its three occupants (Crocé-Spinelli, Tissandier and Sivel) conducting operations, 1875. Coloured wood engraving.
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The balloon reached the altitude of 8,600 meters (28,000 feet). Crocé-Spinelli and Sivel died from breathing the thin air. Tissandier survived, but became deaf (Wikipedia)
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