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Captain H.C. Gray Balloon Basket

Materials:
Wicker, wood, rope, metal
Dimensions:
3-D: 96.5 × 96.5 × 144.8cm, 92.5kg (3 ft. 2 in. × 3 ft. 2 in. × 4 ft. 9 in., 204lb.)
Type:
CRAFT-Balloon
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1927
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Army Air Corps, War Department
Inventory Number:
A19280013000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9088af853-cd3d-48b4-b6ed-8a39f2e66764
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19280013000
Online Media:

Race to the Stratosphere Photograph Collection

Topic:
Race to the Stratosphere: Manned Scientific Ballooning in America
Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Names:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1.35 Cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
1.26 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s-1960s
Summary:
This collection consists of the photographs used in Race to the Stratosphere: Manned Scientific Ballooning in America and collected by David DeVorkin for research. It also includes a few engineering drawings of balloon gondolas.
Scope and Contents:
David DeVorkin, a Space History Curator at the National Air and Space Museum, completed Race to the Stratosphere: Manned Scientific Ballooning in America in 1989. The book traces the history of manned scientific ballooning from the 1930's to the 1960's, beginning with the flights of Auguste Piccard, and proceeding through the manned flights by the Army Air Corps, up to the Apollo Space Missions.

This collection consists of the photographs used in the book and collected by David DeVorkin for research. The collection is organized by chapter. There are also a few engineering drawings of the gondola of balloons.

There are three series in this collection. Series 1 consists of the photographs actually used in the book, arranged by chapter. Series 2 consists of photographs collected for research by David DeVorkin, but not used in the book. They are arranged by chapter. Series 3 consists of two subseries: Miscellaneous and Duplicate Photographs, and Science Service Photographs.

There is one appendix to this collection. It is a list of all the Smithsonian Institution negative numbers from all the images that David DeVorkin used that came from the National Air and Space Museum's collections.
Arrangement:
There are three series in this collection. Series 1 consists of the photographs actually used in the book; it is arranged by chapter. Series 2 consists of photographs collected for research by David DeVorkin, but not used in the book; it is arranged by chapter. Series 3 consists of two subseries: Miscellaneous and Duplicate Photographs and Science Service Photographs.

There is one appendix to this collection. It is a list of all Smithsonian Institution negative numbers from all images that David DeVorkin used that came from the National Air and Space Museum's collections.
Biographical/Historical note:
David DeVorkin, a curator of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, completed Race to the Stratosphere: Manned Scientific Ballooning in America in 1989. The book traces the history of manned scientific ballooning, beginning with the flights of Auguste Piccard, and proceeding through the manned flights by the Army Air Corps, up to the Apollo Space Missions.
Provenance:
David DeVorkin, Transfer, 1997
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Citation:
Race to the Stratosphere Photograph Collection, Acc. 1997-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0034
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Race to the Stratosphere Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0034
Online Media:

Race to the Stratosphere. Manned Scientific Ballooning in America

Author:
DeVorkin, David H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1989
Topic:
Flight  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Flight  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_100580

Race to the Stratosphere - Manned Scientific Ballooning in America

Author:
DeVorkin, David H.  Search this
Rycroft, M. J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1990
Topic:
Flight  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Flight  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_100651

Race to the Stratosphere - Manned Scientific Ballooning in America

Author:
DeVorkin, David H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1990
Topic:
Flight  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Flight  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_100635

Race to the stratosphere : manned scientific ballooning in America / David H. DeVorkin

Author:
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 406 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Balloons--Scientific applications--History  Search this
Call number:
TL618 D48 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411521

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