Query: Ballooning
1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race Passport
Dates:
1909
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0980
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The 1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race was held in October in Zurich, Switzerland. This collection consists of a Balloon Passport issued to the Clouth V for the event.

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1922 National Balloon Race Reporting Card
Creators:
Aero Club of Wisconsin
Dates:
1922
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1097
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The 1922 National Balloon Race, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was won by Major Oscar Westover, US Army, flying 866 miles to Lake Johns, Quebec. This collection consists of an unused reporting card, meant to be dropped from a balloon during the race and returned within one hour to the Aero Club of Wisconsin by the person who observed the balloon from which it was dropped.

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Professor King Grand Balloon Ascension Poster
Dates:
bulk 1876
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1196
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one poster announcing King's gas balloon ascension at the Centennial International Exhibition on August 30, 1876, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The poster is 31 by 44.5 inches, and the overprinted illustration depicts King in flight in his balloon over a large crowd, tent at right background.

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Carl Kirsch Balloon Ascension Poster (Austrian)
Dates:
1850
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0997
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Wurstelprater balloon ascendance poster and related ticket, 1850.

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1783 Balloon Project Leaflet
Dates:
1783
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (One folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0823
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

A printed leaflet, dated 1783, calling for a public subscription to raise money for a group of scientists, headed by a Monsieur Housz, engineer, to build and launch a passenger-carrying balloon.

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Jay B. Benton Scrapbook
Creators:
Benton, Jay B.
Dates:
bulk 1909-1913
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0777
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one 272 page scrapbook of newspaper articles, photographs of Jay B. Benton, photographs of his balloon, and photographs taken from the balloon. The articles are from various periodicals including Boston Evening Transcript, Boston Post, Boston Herald, Boston Daily Globe, The Republican, New York Times, The Rochester Herald …

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Colonel Ira F. Fravel Collection
Creators:
Fravel, Ira F.
Dates:
1917-1932
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0056
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the official correspondence of Ira F. Fravel, while commissioned in the infantry, and later in the Army Balloon School, Army Balloon Service and as commander of Ross Field. A significant portion of this correspondence is with Charles DeForest Chandler, aviation pioneer. There is also personal correspondence …

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Elsbeth and Margarete Grosse Balloon Ascension Collection
Dates:
1910
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1171
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

On March 27 and 28, 1910, sisters Elsbeth and Margarete Grosse of Meisen, Germany made an ascent in the "Graf Zeppelin" balloon that was piloted by Karl Hackstetter. This collection consists of a logbook and three letters written by the Grosse sisters to Hackstetter.

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Stratospheric Ballooning (Skyhook) Collection
Creators:
United States. Office of Naval Research
Dates:
[ca. 1940s-1960s]
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0050
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, reports, clippings and press kits, mostly centering on the following ballooning topics: Project Skyhook, Project Helios, Stratoscope I and II and Stratolab. There is also material on general ballooning events, the Vanguard satellite and the VTOL.

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Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection
Creators:
Kendall, Evelyn Way
Dates:
1783-1969
Size:
4.41 Cubic feet (8 boxes; 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0053
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection documents early aeronautical history from the 18th century to the 1960s in art, prints, photographs, posters, manuscripts, and ephemera.

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