the stale taste of wasted gunshot

slickwhippet:

Alberto Santos-Dumont’s dirigible Number 6, rounding the Eiffel Tower on the way to winning the Deutsch prize (round trip between the Parc de Saint-Cloud and the Eiffel Tower in under thirty minutes), October 1901.
Shortly after this photo was taken, the Number 6 suffered engine failure.  Santos-Dumont climbed over the gondola’s railing without a harness, restarted the engine, and crossed the finish line with thirty seconds to spare.
A view of the Eiffel Tower from the Parc de Saint-Cloud.

slickwhippet:

Alberto Santos-Dumont’s dirigible Number 6, rounding the Eiffel Tower on the way to winning the Deutsch prize (round trip between the Parc de Saint-Cloud and the Eiffel Tower in under thirty minutes), October 1901.

Shortly after this photo was taken, the Number 6 suffered engine failure.  Santos-Dumont climbed over the gondola’s railing without a harness, restarted the engine, and crossed the finish line with thirty seconds to spare.

A view of the Eiffel Tower from the Parc de Saint-Cloud.



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