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Popular book celebrating the milestones in the history of flight by profiling aircraft chosen by curators of the National Air and Space Museum as the most important in their collection. The book provides a history of the airplanes as well as the men and women who built and flew them. Featured aircraft include the Wright brothers' 1903 Flyer, Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis," the "Winnie Mae," the Hughes "H-1," and the Bell X-1 flown through the sound barrier. Illustrated mainly with historic photos and a few photos of aircraft on exhibit.


  • Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)
  • Winnie Mae (Airplane)
  • H-1 (Airplane)
  • Bell X-1 (Airplane)


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  • Airplanes
  • Flight
  • Aeronautics
  • Wright Flyer (Airplane)

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