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Eva about to ascend, 4 February 1902
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The first Antarctic flight was an ascent in a tethered hydrogen balloon, named Eva. They reached about 250m. In the photograph men are standing on the ice beside the inflated observation balloon. The ship Discovery is moored up alongside the ice behind them.