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    Trivia Question

    Who was the first man in history to see the Sun set and then rise again from the edge of space (over 100,000 feet)?

    Where did he launch from and what was the mission called?

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    Re: Trivia Question

    Hey, I'M the Trivia king in these here parts, Mr.! So you'd better saddle up and mosey on outta here if'n ya know what's good fer ya!

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    Re: Trivia Question

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    Hey, I'M the Trivia king in these here parts, Mr.! So you'd better saddle up and mosey on outta here if'n ya know what's good fer ya!

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    Re: Trivia Question

    David Simons; Fleming Field, Minnesota; Project Manhigh

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    hahah Yea I was really confused at first when I saw that Shock was not the stater of this thread.

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    Re: Trivia Question

    "ryanmurphy" wrote:
    David Simons; Fleming Field, Minnesota; Project Manhigh
    Good job!

    It was David Simons, Project Manhigh II, launched from my home town Crosby, Minnesota in 1957.

    About nine weeks later Simons himself entered the space equivalent region, suspended in a sealed capsule below a 3-million-cubic-foot polyethylene balloon launched from an open-face mine near Crosby, Minnesota. Simons exceeded Kittinger's mark for both duration and altitude, staying aloft 32 hours and remaining at 101,000 feet for about 5 hours. Simons was the first man in history to see the Sun set and then rise again from the edge of space. In the Manhigh I gondola he spent more time than anyone before him looking upward at the blackness of space and outward at the white and blue layers of the atmosphere. "The capsule seemed like a welcome window permitting a fabulous view and precious opportunities, not a prison or an enclosure," he related after the flight.
    I thought about bringing it up because I saw(seen?) in this weeks newspaper that they're preparing for the 50 year anniversary.

    Here's a couple photos from back in the day.





    Crosby was once a mining town, now it's tourism. Today, all the mining "pits" have filled up with water and we have the cleanest, clearest, and deepest (unless the Virgina mines in northern MN pass us up) fresh water lakes in Minnesota and the DNR has stocked them with trout.

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