Air and Space

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A spectacular new illustrated chronicle that brings to life the entire saga of aviation and spaceflight- from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Drawing on the peerless collections of the National Air and Space Museum- the most visited museum in the world- this magnificent book brings us the story of the conquest of the skies. From the first hot-air balloon, the Mars Pathfinder mission, and beyond, Air and Space Captures the daring innovators, brilliant discoveries, and breath-taking excitement of aviation and spaceflight as no other book has. More than 400 photographs and illustrations, some commissioned especially for this volume, depict the milestones of aviation and spaceflight. Here are Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the incomparable DC-3 airliner, Chuck Yeager’s record-breaking X-1, the spacecraft and suits of the first Americans to walk in space, Skylab, and the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as other aircraft, rockets, spacecraft, and memorabilia from the museum’s vast collections. The richly anecdotal text, by author Andrew Chaikin, and the discoveries- and make the adventure of flight come alive. This extraordinary volume is sure to be treasured by everyone fascinated by aviation and space travel.

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Weight 65.8 oz
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Very Good

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Library