Kit 1:35 of the first cosmonaut and scientist Auguste Piccard and his spherical gondola FNRS-1
This is the first 1:35 scale miniature of the scientist, physicist and explorer Auguste Piccard (28. January 1884 – 24. March 1962) with his stratospheric gondola, FNRS-1.
Auguste Antoine Piccard is acknowledged by NASA as the first cosmonaut to have crossed the stratosphere aboard a pressurized capsule. He invented this gondola to study ionized states, cosmic rays and radioactivity in the atmosphere. It was constructed in 1930 and after several ascents, with his brother Jean by his side, in 1932 Auguste Piccard rose to an altitude of over 16.000 m. Auguste is also famous for building not only the first bathyscaphe, but his second vessel, nicknamed Trieste, reached the deepest known point on the Earth's surface.
The model is in scale 1:35 - NOT PAINTED
Rails and trolley are not included.
The sphere and the figurine include all the pieces with the ballast bags, in case you want to reconstruct the ball.
Miniature bust + sphere FNRS-1 dim.: 1/35
Project and support: Di Silvestro Gianpaolo and Simone Rasetti
Painter: Luca Vergerio