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Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kameniev
N 35° 11.367 W 106° 35.869
13S E 354526 N 3895221
Quick Description: Museum dedicated to history of ballooning
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2010 7:49:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM9MX6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Long Description:
From the museum's website:

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum presents the development of ballooning through historic, scientific and artistic objects reflecting world-wide achievements in this field. Our holdings were brought together through the efforts of the Anderson and Abruzzo families, the City of Albuquerque, various local, national and international supporters, and with the support of the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation. Collections include material donated by individuals directly involved in ballooning endeavors, as well as by ballooning and history enthusiasts from all over the world. We also hold the Soukup and Thomas International Balloon and Airship Museum collection, donated to the City of Albuquerque through the City of Mitchell, South Dakota in 2000.

The Balloon Museum's collection includes more than fifty historic and contemporary gondolas, many accompanied by complete balloon systems. Of special note are gondolas related to scientific and record-setting flights:

Stratolab and Sky Car: stratospheric flight gondolas
Jules Verne: three around the world attempts in the1980s
Kitty Hawk: the first North American transcontinental flight (Jules Verne & Kitty Hawk utilized the same gondola framework)
Double Eagle V: First trans-Pacific crossing in 1981
Rosie O'Grady: First solo Atlantic crossing,1984
Steve Fossett's hyperbaric chamber: Used while training for solo around the world flight in 2002.
Historic Gondolas & Artifacts
Museum Name: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Museum Web Address: [Web Link]

Museum Address:
9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast
Albuquerque, NM USA
87113


Museum Focus:: Manned balloning

Cost:: 4.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of Operation:: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

List at least one aircraft on display:: Double Eagle V

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