Otto Winzen had a hand in some of the most successful and important balloon programs of the 1940s and 1950s, the programs that helped paved the way for spaceflight. There's more on Piccard and Winzen in the latest blog post on Vintage Space over at PopSci.
There's plenty more olde timey space to explore on Vintage Space, too!
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