Race to the Stratosphere Photograph Collection, [ca. 1930s-1960s]

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

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

Physical Description:
1.26 linear feet

Date:
1930-1970

Restrictions
No restrictions on access

Creator
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-
Subject
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Local number
1997-0034

Type
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions

Topic
Airships
Balloons
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Aeronautics

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

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

Physical Description:
1.26 linear feet

Date:
1930-1970

Restrictions
No restrictions on access

Creator
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-
Subject
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-

Data Source
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Local number
1997-0034

Type
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions

Topic
Airships
Balloons
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Aeronautics

ID: 1997-0034