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Air and space : the National Air and Space Museum story of flight

Author: Andrew Chaikin; National Air and Space Museum.
Publisher: Boston : National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution in association with Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Co., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on the peerless collections of the National Air and Space Museum ... this magnificent book brings us the story of the conquest of the skies. From the first hot-air balloon to the Wright brothers, the Apollo Moon landing, the Mars Pathfinder mission, and beyond. Air and Space captures the daring innovators, brilliant discoveries, and breathtaking excitement of aviation and spaceflight as no other book has."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Chaikin; National Air and Space Museum.
ISBN: 0821220829 9780821220825 0821226703 9780821226704
OCLC Number: 35174864
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 317 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 29 cm
Contents: The work of bicycle men --
All things possible --
A war in the air --
The airplane comes of age --
A time of heroes --
Rockets for the Cold War --
Race to the moon --
New horizons --
The endless sky.
Responsibility: Andrew Chaikin.

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This is the history of flight as seen through the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and its collections. Focusing mainly on US aeronautics and space exploration history, the  Read more...

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