In 1897, pioneering Swedish balloonist Salomon August Andrée and two companions took off for the north pole in a hot air balloon. In 1930 their bodies were found, along with records of their expedition. This archive
of newspaper articles tells their story. (So does Wikipedia, of course.)
Many of the photos they took are here
, along with a lot of text in Polish that I can't read any more than most of you can, so don't come complaining to me.
posted by dersins
on Oct 8, 2007 -