The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia
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Who was the first person to dine in space? How long was the Wright brothers’ 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. Paperback; 240 pages, 115 black & white photos; 6"l. x 8.5"h.
Each time a plane takes off, the wonder of its feat seems brand new. Trailblazing pilots embraced flight’s gravity-defying possibilities, and the bravery of their vision never fails to astonish. Indulge your appreciation of pioneering aviators, whose lives and historically innovative aircraft and are exhibited in our National Air and Space Museum and its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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