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Official guide to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Author: David A Romanowski; National Air and Space Museum.
Publisher: Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fully illustrated guide to the world's most-visited aviation and space museum is both an indispensable companion for visitors and a detailed history in itself of humanity's quest for flight.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Romanowski; National Air and Space Museum.
ISBN: 1588340023 9781588340023
OCLC Number: 47013258
Description: 184 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: First-floor exhibitions: Milestones of flight --
Air transportation --
West gallery --
Golden age of flight --
Jet aviation --
Early flight --
South lobby --
How things fly --
Looking at Earth --
Explore the universe --
Exploring the moon --
Rocketry and space flight --
Space race --
Lockheed Martin IMAX theater --
Second-floor exhibitions: Albert Einstein planetarium --
Sea-air operations --
World War II aviation --
Legend, memory, and the great war in the air --
Exploring the planets --
Pioneers of flight --
Apollo to the moon --
Flight and the arts --
Beyond the limits; flight enters the computer age --
Other facilities: Paul E. Garber preservation, restoration, and storage facility --
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Responsibility: [David A. Romanowski, writer].

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This fully illustrated guide to the world's most-visited aviation and space museum is both an indispensable companion for visitors and a detailed history in itself of humanity's quest for flight.

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