The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia

The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia

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The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia by Smithsonian Institution

Who was the first person to dine in space? How long was the Wright brothers's first successful flight? What famous aircraft was named after a grape-flavored soft drink? What toy based on an animated film accompanied astronauts on a shuttle mission in 2000? These questions and many more are answered in The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia. In addition to the canon of space and aviation information, the pages are illustrated with more than 125 objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's collections.

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ISBN-13: 9781588344618
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,243,562
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is the largest museum complex in the world, and its National Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular sites in Washington, D.C., where its galleries showcase the spectrum of flying machines from the 1903 Wright Flyer to SpaceShipOne. The museum's Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA, is the most visited tourist attraction in the state. AMY PASTAN is a Washington, DC-based author, editor, and photo researcher. A former staff editor at the Smithsonian Institution, she currently writes and produces books for both adults and children. Among her recent titles is The Smithsonian Book of Presidential Trivia.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Chapter 1 - Pioneers of Air and Space
Chapter 2 - Centuries of Discovery
Chapter 3 - Launches and Landings
Chapter 4 - Getting on Board
Chapter 5 - Dogfights and Aliens
Chapter 6 - Women Take Wing
Chapter 7 - War in the Skies
Chapter 8 - Controversies and Calamities
Chapter 9 - From Monoplanes to Moon Buggies

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