This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Members of the Wellman Polar Expedition stand under the inflated and partially assembled airship "America" in the hangar at Camp Wellman on Virgohamna (Virgo Bay), Dansky̜a (Danes Island), in the Svalbard archipelago, before one of the expedition's two attempts to fly to the North Pole (September 2, 1907 and August 15, 1909). The man in the center is probably Walter Wellman, head of the expedition.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Hangars, Polar regions--Discovery and exploration