The Curious Case of Edgar Mix

The celebrated aeronaut found Earth-bound life difficult to navigate.

The dapper Edgar Mix (1905 self-portrait) avidly documented aeronautical events around Paris. (NASM (MIX-48-04))
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We will never know the truth of Mix’s death. But the photographs he left behind record those brief years when balloons competed for the public’s attention with powered craft made of wood, cloth, and wire, and no one knew which kind of flight would eventually transform the world.

Rebecca Maksel is an Air & Space associate editor.

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