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Milestones Of Flight

Author : Robert Van Der Linden
ISBN : 9780760350270
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. Milestone categories include: - Era of Early Flight - World War I First Fighters - Long-Range Record-Setting Flight - Popular Flight - First Commercial Airliners - World War II Aircraft - Experimental Flight - Cold War Military/Korean Conflict Aircraft - Commercial Jets - Modern Military Aircraft What will the next milestone be?

Milestones Of Aviation

Author : John T. Greenwood
ISBN : 0883635305
Genre : Transportation
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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.

How To Make A Spaceship

Author : Julian Guthrie
ISBN : 9781473542372
Genre : Science
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Afterword by Professor Stephen Hawking "Reads like a thriller - and reveals many secrets... one of the great entrepreneurial stories of our time" (Washington Post) From the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, Peter Diamandis's singular goal was to get to space. When he realized NASA was winding down manned space flight, he set out on one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time. If the government wouldn't send him to space, he would create a private space flight industry himself. In the 1990s, this idea was the stuff of science fiction. Undaunted, Diamandis found inspiration in the golden age of aviation. He discovered that Charles Lindbergh made his transatlantic flight to win a $25,000 prize. The flight made Lindbergh the most famous man on earth and galvanized the airline industry. Why, Diamandis thought, couldn't the same be done for space flight? The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne, and the other teams in the hunt for a $10 million prize is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn't just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry.

Air And Space

Author : Andrew Chaikin
ISBN : 0821226703
Genre : Transportation
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Depicts the milestones of aviation and spaceflight, from the first hot-air balloon to the Wright brothers, the Apollo moon landing, and beyond

Reconsidering A Century Of Flight

Author : Roger D. Launius
ISBN : 9781469625584
Genre : Transportation
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On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright soared into history during a twelve-second flight on a secluded North Carolina beach. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first flight, these essays chart the central role that aviation played in twentieth-century history and capture the spirit of innovation and adventure that has characterized the history of flight. The contributors, all leading aerospace historians, consider four broad themes relating to the development of flight technology: innovation and the technology of flight, civil aeronautics and government policy, aerial warfare, and aviation in the American imagination. Through their attention to the political, economic, military, and cultural history of flight, the authors establish that the Wrights' invention--and all that followed in both air and space--was one of the most significant technologies of the twentieth century, fundamentally reshaping our world. Supported by the First Flight Centennial Commission The contributors are Janet R. Daly Bednarek, Tami Davis Biddle, Roger E. Bilstein, Hans-Joachim Braun, David T. Courtwright, Anne Collins Goodyear, Roger D. Launius, William M. Leary, David D. Lee, W. David Lewis, John H. Morrow, Dominick A. Pisano, and A. Timothy Warnock.

Milestones Of Aviation

Author : National Air and Space Museum
ISBN : 0883636611
Genre : Aeronautics
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Air Space Smithsonian

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ISBN : UOM:39015047933737
Genre : Astronautics
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Mein Flug Ber Den Ozean

Author : Charles A. Lindbergh
ISBN : 9783105619544
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Als die Welt am Abend des 21. Mai 1927 dem jungen Piloten Charles A. Lindbergh zujubelte, feierte sie den Wagemut eines bis dahin unvorstellbaren Unternehmens: ein Mensch war allein und ohne Zwischenlandung von New York nach Paris über den Ozean geflogen. Fliegen heißt für Lindbergh »vom Wein der Götter trinken« – und schreibend vermittelt er uns dieses Gefühl, das sich aus Besessenheit und Seligkeit zusammensetzt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Der Vogelflug Als Grundlage Der Fliegekunst

Author : Otto Lilienthal
ISBN : 3959402554
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Vollstandiger, digital restaurierter Reprint (in Handarbeit hergestellte Reproduktion/Faksimile) der Originalausgabe von 1889 mit exzellenter Auflosung und hervorragender Lesbarkeit. Zur besseren Lesbarkeit wurde das Original-Layout um 10 % vergrossert. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen (1 Titelbild, 8 lithographierten Tafeln (Doppelseiten) und 80 Figuren zum Text)."

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