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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum : an autobiography

Author: Michael J Neufeld; Alex M Spencer
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©2010.
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This Autobiography headlines the collections, both on view and behind the scenes, of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The official story and insiders' tales of the museum are shared by its curators, the people who know it best. Photography and backstage glimpses show off the collection, including well-known artifacts like Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module, as well as rare  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Neufeld; Alex M Spencer
ISBN: 9781426206535 1426206534
OCLC Number: 503042286
Description: 399 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Flight and the Smithsonian / Tom D. Crouch --
Capable of flight? The Wright-Smithsonian controversy / Tom D. Crouch --
Building a collection / F. Robert Van Der Linden --
Robert Goddard and the Smithsonian / Tom D. Crouch --
The long road to a new museum / Dominick A. Pisano --
The NASA-NASM partnership / Michael J. Neufeld --
The world's most popular museum / Ted A. Maxwell and Tom D. Crouch --
The Smithsonian and the Enola Gay / Dik A. Daso and Tom D. Crouch --
The National Air and Space Museum spreads its wings / Dik A. Daso --
The future of the National Air and Space Museum / John R. Dailey.
Other Titles: National Air and Space Museum
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Neufeld and Alex M. Spencer ; foreword by John H. Glenn, Jr. ; afterword by John R. Dailey.

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The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is both the world's largest aviation collection and - by many calculations - the most popular museum on earth, welcoming upward of 7 million visitors a  Read more...

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