Milestones of Flight

From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne


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Tim Grove


Milestones of Flight takes readers soaring through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial space rocket to the moon walk, from the earliest manmade satellite to today’s spy drones. The book also describes what inventions – such as rocket propulsion, the wind tunnel, and the silicon chip – helped move flight upward and beyond. Profusely illustrated with objects from the Smithsonian’s collection, Milestones of Flight provides an inspiring look at America’s contributions to aviation. The book includes a bibliography, author’s note, and index.

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Weight 784 g
Dimensions 22.8 x 26 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 July 2016
Number of pages 112
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.8 x 26 cm
Weight 784 g

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, maintains the largest collection of historic air- and spacecraft in the world.

Tim Grove, Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, leads a staff that produces a wide range of educational programs for all ages; he also develops exhibitions and websites. He is the author of First Flight Around the World for Abrams. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia.