Women Aviators: From Amelia Earhart to Sally Ride, Making History in Air and Space
Sale Price (non-members): $24.98
Sale Price (members): $22.48
Original Price: $45.00
Availability: Out of stock. This item is no longer available for purchase.
For lovers of the heroic and the inspirational, these spellbinding profiles in courage and achievement offered in Women Aviators: From Amelia Earhart to Sally Ride, Making History in Air and Space record the against-all-odds history of pioneering women aviatrixes. Bessie Coleman, who worked as a laundress and manicurist to pay for flying lessons, became the first African American performance flier. Harriet Quimby was the first woman to earn a pilot license in the USA. The mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart—the first woman to fly across the Atlantic—enthralls to this day. Hardcover; 240 pages; 170 black and white archival photographs. 12.5" x 9.77".
Each time a plane or space vehicle takes off, the wonder of its feat seems brand new. Trailblazing pilots embrace flight’s gravity-defying possibilities, and the bravery of their vision never fails to astonish. Indulge your appreciation of early trailblazing aviators, whose pioneering planes, flight jackets, and other personal items are exhibited in our National Air and Space Museum.
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.