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To the Arctic in a Balloon # Revisiting the history of the Aeroarctic Society and the Polar Commission of the USSR Academy of Sciences

... mind of those who had to support virtually the same mission as that attempted by Andrée. Here a great role was played by the enthusiastic support from the world’s most reputable expert—the Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (1861–1930), who believed that the airship could provide a solution to many problems in meteorology, hydrography and physical geography of the Arctic. In 1909, he wrote to Professor Hergesell that travel with airships would give tremendous ...

Modified: 10.01.2017
Aeroarctic , transarctic expedition , aeronautics , aerostat , dirigible , Nansen
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