The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
T.S.C. Lowe's Observation Flight
Erected 2011 by The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Location. 38° 53.308′ N, 77° 1.181′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Touch for map. Marker was just dedicated and will be permanently affixed to the North entrance of the National Air and Space Museum facing the National Mall. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jupiter (within shouting distance of this marker); Saturn (within shouting distance of this marker); Asteroids and Comets (within shouting distance of this Mars (within shouting distance of this marker); Earth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Venus (about 300 feet away); Mercury (about 300 feet away); Sun (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
1. "Lincoln's Air Force" and the Advent of Aerial Reconnaissance in the US
On Saturday, the National Air and Space Museum sponsored a sesquicentennial commemoration of "Professor" Thaddeus Lowe's balloon demonstration on the National Mall. The festivities included a replica balloon, living historians, cameo appearances by President Lincoln and Professor Lowe, and the dedication of a new plaque. More information and pictures of the dedication can be found at http://civilwarwashingtondc1861-1865.blogspot.com/2011/06/lincolns-air-force-and-advent-of-aerial.html
— Submitted June 12, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia.
Categories. • Air & Space • Military • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2011. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2017. Photos: 1. submitted on June 12, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.