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The Book of Flight : The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Paperback / softback Book

The Book of Flight : The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


The dream of flight is as old as human history. Based on the outstanding collection of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, Book of Flight traces the remarkable story of the pioneers, inventors, scientists and pilots who turned this dream into reality. An exciting journey through time, the book includes such remarkable achievements as: The development of ballooningThe earliest human glidersThe Wright Brothers' first sustained flightsCharles Lindbergh's solo trip across the AtlanticAmelia Earhart's courageous flightsThe tragic explosion of the airship HindenburgThe dogfights of the first and second world warsChuck Yeager's historic blast through the sound barrierThe Apollo astronauts' first steps on the moonThe development of the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Space TelescopeThe building of the International Space Station. New and updated for this edition: Mission to MarsLatest information on the Space Shuttle program, the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station. Packed with fascinating illustrations and photographs, Book of Flight is ideal for enthusiasts of all ages.