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Realizing the dream of flight : biographical essays in honor of the centennial of flight, 1903-2003

Author: Virginia P Dawson; Mark D Bowles; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. History Office.
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division, Office of External Relations, 2005.
Series: NASA history series.; NASA SP (Series), 4112.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Biography : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: CD-ROMs
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Realizing the dream of flight.
Washington, DC : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division, Office of External Relations, 2005
(OCoLC)607693352
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia P Dawson; Mark D Bowles; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. History Office.
OCLC Number: 60826554
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2006-0036-P.
"September 2005"--Page 4 of cover.
"The enclosed DVD contains the proceedings of the Realizing the Dream of Flight symposium. It includes the presentations of the authors in this book, their responses to audience questions, and supplemental information on the pioneers of flight."
Description: xv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Bessie Coleman : race and gender realities behind aviation dreams / Amy Sue Bix --
She flew for women : Amelia Earhart, gender, and American aviation / Susan Ware --
Sharing a vision : Juan Trippe, Charles Lindbergh, and the development of international air transport / William M. Leary --
The autogiro flies the mail! Eddie Rickenbacker, Johnny Miller, Eastern Airlines, and experimental airmail service with rotorcraft, 1939-1940 / W. David Lewis --
Donald Douglas : from aeronautics to aerospace / Roger Bilstein --
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American hero / Alan L. Gropman --
Curtis E. LeMay and the ascent of American strategic airpower / Tami Biddle --
Willy Ley : chronicler of the early space age / Tom D. Crouch --
Who was Hugh Dryden and why should we care? / Michael Gorn --
Wernher von Braun : a visionary as engineer and manager / Andrew J. Dunar --
Godfather to the astronauts : Robert Gilruth and the birth of human spaceflight / Edward J. Pershey.
Series Title: NASA history series.; NASA SP (Series), 4112.
Other Titles: Biographical essays in honor of the centennial of flight, 1903-2003
Responsibility: Virginia P. Dawson and Mark D. Bowles, editors.
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