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While Switzerland welcomes the entire world at Baselworld 2014, something else has happened. In deed Switzerland was targeting the stars with its best ambassador: The Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox. Samuel Hess, sponsored by Victorinox in Switzerland launched a weather-balloon at 30’000 m of altitude and on board: the little red Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox. The images are breath-taking and remind us another Stratosphere project. Here is the video:

The weather-balloon was launched nearby Winterthur in Switzerland. The ballon went up and up to the stratosphere and at 30’000m it bursted.
And it was amazing to see the fall. The video was recorded thanks to a small GoPro Hero 3+ with a GPS tracker that would send every 10 minutes a SMS to the mobile phone.

Victorinox will always your best companion for everything. For years, Victorinox is an official supplier of Nasa as part of the official standard Astronautes equipments.  When it comes to outdoor adventure you can be sure that Victorinox will not let you down. The small red Swiss Army knife did not finish to surprise you. The Pocket-knife used was a Swiss Army Knife Classic 58mm red  0.6203.


  1. nailfile with
  2. -nail cleaner
  3. key ring
  4. toothpick
  5. tweezers
  6. blade
  7. scissors

If you have questions for Samuel Hess, do not hesitate to contact him at:

Here are some pictures “behind the scenes from the launch.
Weather balloon

weather balloon project victorinox

Weather balloon victorinox
And if you wish to find more about Victorinox and the amazing products they have, visit the official Brand website:


As the old song used to say: When the going gets tuff, the tuff get going.
Well done Samuel and Victorinox.



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