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

Collection Item Summary:

The Centaur balloon, owned by the Aero Club of America, is shown partially inflated before its race with the Orient balloon, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, October 22, 1906. Charles T. Walsh, Centaur's pilot, is identified by the number 4 in the photograph. Also in the photograph are Homer W. Hedge, president of the Aero Club of America (2), and the balloon and airship builder and pilot A. Leo Stevens (3). Unidentified men stand at the right and by the balloon basket. The Centaur's crew was Charles Walsh, Major Samuel Reber and Captain Charles de Forest Chandler.

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Aeronautical sports, Balloon racing, Aeronautics, Balloons

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Stevens, A. Leo, Walsh, Charles T

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



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