Chile to Mendoza - the balloon journey across the Andes in 1916

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By Swirling Mendoza

“I too have seen the Andes from Above” Neil Armstrong’s hero makes record flight in a balloon.

Following the 1969 moon landing, the three US-American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edward “Buzz” Aldrin, began their triumphant tour around the world including a stop in Buenos Aires.   As both Argentina and the US flags waved together in celebration at the Cancillería, Argentina´s Ministry of Foreign Relations,  Neil Armstrong was antsy to conclude the promotional rally.

“Do you think this will end soon?” he asked Caceres Monié, the Federal Police Director.    

“But, why?” Moníe questioned surprisingly.

“We came to Argentina only to see...[Read More]

 

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