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Race to the Stratosphere Photograph Collection, [ca. 1930s-1960s]

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Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of the photographs used in the book and collected by David DeVorkin for research. There are also a few engineering drawings of the gondola of the balloons.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Airships
  • Balloons
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Aeronautics

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Creator

DeVorkin, David H. 1944-

Subject

DeVorkin, David H. 1944-

Physical description

  • 1.35 cubic feet (3 legal document boxes)
  • 1.26 linear feet

Date

  • 1930
  • 1930-1970
  • ca 1930s-1960s

Notes

David DeVorkin, a curator of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, completed Race to the Stratosphere: Manned Scientific Ballooning in America in 1989. The book traces the history of manned scientific ballooning, beginning with the flights of Auguste Piccard, and proceeding through the manned flights by the Army Air Corps, up to the Apollo Space Missions.

Type

  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

1997-0034

Finding Aids

Online Finding Aid