Julian Nott ICI Innovation Balloon Gondola

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Julian Nott ICI Innovation Balloon Gondola

Inventory Number

A20170027000

Physical Description

The cabin measures 6‘10” across the propane tanks, and stands 8’4” tall from the base to the top of the load structure. It is constructed of fiberglass with carbon epoxy reinforcing in key areas, and honeycomb structure for the hatch and floor. The overhead load frame is metal. The total weight is 300 pounds. The cabin is circular with a load frame on top. It is fully furnished as it was for the record flight and comes complete with flight suits, and loose items stowed in the cabin for use during the flight.

Credit Line

Gift of Julian Nott

Materials

The cabin is fiberglass with carbon epoxy reinforcing in key areas, and honeycomb structure for the hatch and floor. The overhead load frame is metal.

Dimensions

Overall (6'10" square x 8'4" tall): 208.3 × 254 × 208.3cm, 136.1kg (82 × 100 × 82 in., 300lb.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

CRAFT-Balloon