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Milestones Of Flight

Author : Robert Van Der Linden
ISBN : 9780760351512
Genre : History
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Experience the history of flight with the world-class aviation collection at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, which attracts millions and millions of visitors each year in Washington, D.C. From the moment the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903 to the modern-day reliance on stealth aircraft and drones, there have been significant advances made in aviation. Milestones of Flight celebrates each era of advancements by showcasing the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's world-class aircraft collection. Authored by Dr. Robert van der Linden, a leading expert on aviation and Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at the NASM, this book is a stunning profile of the advancements in flight from decade to decade, illustrated with beautiful, large-scale photography and enhanced with little-known facts, anecdotes, and insights from major players in the aviation industry. Climb inside the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis that Charles Lindbergh piloted solo across the Atlantic Ocean, making history. Contrast that with a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The full-page photos of each milestone-making aircraft are accompanied by timelines to showcase related aircraft as well as sidebars with interesting and little-known facts, stories, and related research

Milestones Of Flight

Author : Tim Grove
ISBN : 9781613129241
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Milestones of Flight takes readers soaring through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial space rocket to the moon walk, from the earliest manmade satellite to today’s spy drones. The book also describes what inventions—such as rocket propulsion, the wind tunnel, and the silicon chip—helped move flight upward and beyond. Profusely illustrated with objects from the Smithsonian’s collection, Milestones of Flight provides an inspiring look at America’s contributions to aviation. The book includes a bibliography, author’s note, and index.

Milestones Of Flight

Author : Custom Component Switches, Inc
ISBN : OCLC:35323450
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Milestones Of The First Century Of Flight

Author : F. Clifton Berry
ISBN : 1574270761
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A chronicle of 100 of the most significant achievements in aviation. From the vision of aviation pioneers like Orville Wright to government agencies like NASA, this book offers a detailed account of aerospace history and the impact on society as a whole.

Milestones Of Space

Author : James E. David
ISBN : 9781627882033
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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DIVA beautifully illustrated history of the exploration of space through the most iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum./divDIV /divDIVThroughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth’s cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed with wonder in the same direction: upwards. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a source of earthly pride and competition. At the bottom of this international technological rivalry, though, lies one unifying purpose, which is to understand the impossibly vast heavens. In Milestones of Space, Michael Neufeld and select curators of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum present a gorgeous photographic celebration of some of the most groundbreaking artifacts that played key parts in giving humanity its first steps into the cosmos. Focusing on the most iconic objects and technology—such as Friendship 7,the Lunar Module 2, Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Suit, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Space Shuttle Discovery—this book extensively profiles eleven of the NASM’s most important breakthroughs in space technology. The NASM curators feature each object in incredible detail with compelling timelines, sidebars and captions, and over 150 archival images that provide new and little-known insights into their development and historical context. We are still a long way from grasping our universe . . . but for now, Milestones of Space magnificently commemorates the individuals and inventions that have taken us this far./div

The Wright Brothers

Author : Samuel Willard Crompton
ISBN : 9781438104317
Genre : Aeronautics
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In December 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made history by embarking on the first controlled airplane flight among the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, thus opening up an era of aviation throughout the world. This title is part of the "Milestones in American History" series.

Comet The World S First Jet Airliner

Author : Graham Simons
ISBN : 9781473826588
Genre : History
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This new volume from the respected and well-regarded aviation historian and author Graham Simons is sure to appeal to all aviation enthusiasts, including as it does a wide array of historical sources and archival information drawn together into one consolidated volume – the closest to a definitive study of the craft than any produced before. ??Extensively illustrated throughout, the book features details lifted directly from enquiry and salvage reports, much of which has never been published before and offers a unique insight into the failures and tragedies that blighted the early days of development, laying down lessons that were ultimately to benefit later designs. As part of his research into the book, the author met and interviewed Harry Povey, the De Havilland Production Manager and John Cunningham, the Comet test pilot who would be the first to experience flight at the helms of the iconic craft. Both of these first hand accounts are relayed in the book, adding a deeper sense of authenticity and a more personalised account of proceedings than facts and reports alone are able to achieve.??Attention is also paid to the derivative Nimrod design, and the book features an interview that the author conducted with the aircraft commander of the last ever Nimrod operational flight. Interviews of this kind are supplemented by the author's own narrative of proceedings, setting personal experience within historical context and exploring the themes and historical topics that the interviews evoke.

Aircraft

Author : Andrew Solway
ISBN : 9781406228472
Genre : Airplanes
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This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the applications of science and new technologies to the field of cars & motorbikes and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions and assesses their environmental impact.

Official Guide To The Smithsonian National Air Space Museum Third Ed

Author : Smithsonian Institution
ISBN : 9781588342676
Genre : Travel
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A photographic tour of some of the top displays from the National Air and Space Museum, with color maps and a history of the museum.

Aviation Legends Paper Airplane Book

Author : Ken Blackburn
ISBN : 0761123768
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Contains instructions for creating accurate paper replicas of twelve historically important planes.

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