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:

The Centaur balloon, owned by the Aero Club of America, prior to launch in a race with the Orient balloon, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, October 22, 1906. Centaur's pilot, Charles T. Walsh (wearing the cap) stands in the balloon basket, along with either Major Samuel Reber or Charles de Forest Chandler - both members of the crew.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Aeronautical sports
  • Balloon racing
  • Aeronautics
  • Balloons

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Unknown

Subject

Walsh, Charles T

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Date

10/22/1906

Repository Loc.

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

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-9A08691

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