Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Otto Lilienthal in flight in one of his Normal Segelapparat ("normal soaring apparatus") hang gliders, c.1895. Lilienthal's legs are swung to the left to help steer the flight.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Gliders (Aeronautics)
  • Gliding and soaring
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Unknown

Subject

Lilienthal, Otto

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Date

Circa 1895

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-9A10171

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