Martin Pomerantz (far right) at Fort Churchill, Canada

Martin Pomerantz (far right), physicist-leader of the comic ray research project on six weeks field work at Fort Churchill, Canada, this summer, makes a final check of a cosmic ray recording instrument sealed in triple pliofilm insulating bag just before it is released. Dr. Gordon McClure, left, holds on to the launching line. Shadows of the hydrogen-inflated balloons that will lift the instrument to the earth's outer atmosphere, 20 miles up, show on the tent and in front and back of Dr. McClure. The expedition's mobile laboratory, complete with kitchen, bedroom, and bath, is in the center background., Credit Line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Martin Pomerantz (far right), physicist-leader of the comic ray research project on six weeks field work at Fort Churchill, Canada, this summer, makes a final check of a cosmic ray recording instrument sealed in triple pliofilm insulating bag just before it is released. Dr. Gordon McClure, left, holds on to the launching line. Shadows of the hydrogen-inflated balloons that will lift the instrument to the earth's outer atmosphere, 20 miles up, show on the tent and in front and back of Dr. McClure. The expedition's mobile laboratory, complete with kitchen, bedroom, and bath, is in the center background.
Subject(s): Cosmic rays
Travel
Institution building
Astronomy
Equipment and supplies
Pomerantz, Martin A., 1916-
Date Created: circa 1951
Credit Line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: Pomerantz Martin F1