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National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-11-30T18:44:49.000Z
Views:
1,603
Video Title:
Just How Big was a Civil War Balloon?
Description:
This video was filmed during the National Air and Space Museum's "Mr. Lincoln's Air Force" Family Day on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The event commemorated the 150th anniversary of Thaddeus Lowe's tethered ascent in a gas balloon, which attracted the support of President Lincoln and led to the creation of a balloon corps for the Union Army under Lowe's leadership. In this clip, reenactor Kevin Knapp tells us how big a Civil War balloon is.
Video Duration:
2 min 43 sec
YouTube Keywords:
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YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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National Air and Space Museum
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