HERR ANDREE'S BALLOON.
..-: [PSB i AsrobliilOK. r -CGPTRIGHT.3 ■'. : '. ; :•:• ' September 18.. ', message-'received by.fteuter states that the balloon in which Dr Andree left for the "North- Pole was sighted-at Yeniseisk,: ih Siberia, onSeptember 14.
In a lette> to the vi AftOnblad,' a Swedish newspaper, DrvNil. Ekholm, who accompamed Herr Andres-toSpitzbergeh last year with the. intention bf taking part in his aenal voyage, offers some remarks on the prospects of .the expedition based on the full/-details -of ; Herr Audi da's accent on June 11. ■-••■ Herr- Ekholm declined to go this •year because he; .considered that the impermeability" of the balloon was unsatisfactory. In his letter he points out that from the day /the" balloon inflated it lost fifty-one cubic metres of - gas every twenty-fo'ur hours, representing a diminution in.'earryiug capacity of fifty-Bix kilo•grams: per day.; This, he says, shows that the imperviou>riess of the balloon had not been egßentially increased since last year. Besides, this daily" : escape, various cireurhBtancesled. tir-a; certain loss of gas in the aaeenii,itself, necessitating a corresponding sacrifice pf ballast. - After making allowance for these losses of gas.-arid taking into consideration the fact thatihtheaseentpartof the arag-ropes were lost, and that the balloon at once rose toaheighbof 15,000 ft to2s,ooQft—which was more :thah; had been reckoned upoh-rDr-Ekholm comes to the following ppriolusion*:—The' 16rigeet ; time fpr which the" balloon would;remain in the air would ,be from -twenty-two to' twehty-four days, and lesß .if mountains exceeding the height attained-at the-start "had to T>e crossed. As the duration of the", projected voyage niay-beestimated in ordinary conditions as regards wind at twenty.four days, remarkable good fortune would be necessary for success. / -.""•-.
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HERR ANDREE'S BALLOON., Evening Star, Issue 10424, 20 September 1897
HERR ANDREE'S BALLOON. Evening Star, Issue 10424, 20 September 1897
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