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Edgar Mix, an American who had spent most of his life in France, won this commemorative plaque for his victorious flight in the 1909 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race. Mix flew his balloon nearly 1,120 kilometers (700 miles), from Switzerland to Poland, in 35 hours.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Date 1909 Country of Origin France Type AWARDS-Trophies Manufacturer A. AUCOC orfevre Physical Description Silver James Gordon Bennett plaque; Relief of dirigible and winged female figure depicted. Dimensions 3-D: 37.5cm × 29.2cm × 1.6cm, 2.8kg (1 ft. 2.8 in. × 11.5 in. × 0.6 in., 6 3/16lb.)
Materials Possibly Silver
Paper
Inventory Number A19640681000 Credit Line Donated by the National Aeronautic Association Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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